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Rapid Urban Growth in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Monitoring Land Use Land Cover Dynamics of a Himalayan City with Landsat Imageries


Abstract The Kathmandu Valley of Nepal epitomizes the growing urbanization trend spreading across the Himalayan foothills. This metropolitan valley has experienced a significant transformation of its landscapes in the last four decades resulting in substantial land use and land cover (LULC) change; however, no major systematic analysis of the urbanization trend and LULC has been conducted on this valley since 2000. When considering the importance of using LULC change as a window to study the broader changes in socio-ecological systems of this valley, our study first detected LULC change trajectories of this valley using four Landsat images of the year 1989, 1999, 2009, and 2016, and then analyzed the detected change in the light of a set of proximat... (more)
Created Date 2017-10-08
Contributor Ishtiaque, Asif (ASU author) / Shrestha, Milan (ASU author) / Chhetri, Netra (ASU author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning / Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability / School of Sustainability / School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Series ENVIRONMENTS
Type Text
Extent 16 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.3390/environments4040072 / ISSN: 2076-3298
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Citation Ishtiaque, A., Shrestha, M., & Chhetri, N. (2017). Rapid Urban Growth in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Monitoring Land Use Land Cover Dynamics of a Himalayan City with Landsat Imageries. Environments, 4(4), 72. doi:10.3390/environments4040072
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