Urbanisation Pattern of Incipient Mega Region in India

  • T. V. Ramachandra Energy & Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences [CES], Centre for Sustainable Technologies (astra), Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning [CiSTUP]. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Bharath H. Aithal Energy & Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences [CES], Centre for Sustainable Technologies (astra),
  • Barik Beas Indian Institute of Science
Keywords: Pune, Urban sprawl, landscape metrics, Shannon entropy, India.


The focus of the current study is to analyse the spatial patterns of urbanisation and sprawl in Pune city using temporal remote sensing data


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Author Biographies

T. V. Ramachandra, Energy & Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences [CES], Centre for Sustainable Technologies (astra), Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning [CiSTUP]. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Dr. T.V. Ramachandra, FIE, FIE(UK) obtained Ph.D. in Ecology and Energy from Indian Institute of Science. At present, Coordinator of Energy and Wetlands Research Group (EWRG), Convener of Environmental Information System (ENVIS) at Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES). During the past fifteen years he has established an active school of research in the area of energy and environment (http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/energy).

TVR’s research interests are in the area of energy systems, renewable energy, energy conservation, energy planning, aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity, ecological modeling, geoinformatics, environmental engineering education research and curriculum development at the tertiary level. He has published over 206 research papers in reputed peer reviewed international and national journals, 38 book chapters, 178 papers in the international and national symposiums as well as 15 books. In addition, he has delivered a number of plenary lectures at national and international conferences.

Bharath H. Aithal, Energy & Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences [CES], Centre for Sustainable Technologies (astra),
Bharath Aithal is a research scholar at Indian Institute of science. His area of research include LULC dynamics, modelling, urbanisation, urban sprawl, environmental impacts
Barik Beas, Indian Institute of Science
Beas is a masters student in geoinformatics


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How to Cite
RamachandraT., AithalB., & BeasB. (2014). Urbanisation Pattern of Incipient Mega Region in India. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 7(1), 83-100. https://doi.org/10.6092/1970-9870/2202