Classification of Cities Based on Land Use Land Cover Heterogeneity: A Case Study of Bangladesh.

Author:- Ferdous Hussain, Kazi Saiful Islam
Category:- Journal; Year:- 2021
Discipline:- Urban and Rural Planning Discipline
School:- Science, Engineering & Technology School


Urbanization is a complex phenomenon involving significant compositions and interactions in land use. Today not only identification but also the quantification of spatial patterns in the urban landscape is gaining its importance. Detailed information regarding urban land use characteristics has become imperative for urban planning and management. Where land use and its diversity play an essential part in determining how a city developed and distributed with heterogeneity landscapes. This study examines 12 city corporations of Bangladesh through land use land cover classification and then landscape metrics were used to quantify the shapes and patterns of each city. Eight different metrics at landscape levels were calculated to see the shape, landscape, and distribution of land use patches, resulting from landscape metrics to determine the cities heterogeneity. Then cities were classified using a two-step clustering algorithm into four clusters that are named for their levels of landscape formation, which indicate simple, complex, or fragmented city forms. This method investigates cities land-use patterns that facilitate the optimization of landuse and the allocation of land resources. The research sheds light on understanding landuse patterns configuration in the context of urbanization towards better planning. Keywords: City classification, Cluster Analysis, Remote sensing, Land use Quantification, Landscape metrics.

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