Built Environmental Rehabilitation of Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto Town and Model Town Planning

Chandio, Imtiaz Ahmed and Matori, A.N and Lawal, Dano Umar (2011) Built Environmental Rehabilitation of Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto Town and Model Town Planning. International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 2 (3). pp. 205-2012. ISSN 2078-0737

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Sustainable built environment is an important big issue impacting present and future growth of cities in developing countries.
However, built environment informality is increasing in the form of urban sprawl, improper sanitation, sewerage, and encroachments.
These informalities generate environmental issues which are totally neglected by the development agencies and researchers. This
study was aims to indentify existing problems being faced by the residents of Garhi Khuda Bux Town in Pakistan, suggest measures,
to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and to propose a Model Town. In conducting the present study, physical survey was adopted to
understand existing environmental problems. The results indicated that the population is increasing between 1998 and 2015 based on
the projection with an average rate of 3.3% per year as well as deteriorated infrastructure. Land use patterns significantly changes due
to the socio-economic behaviour of people, less representations of local governments and citizens group actions. Land-use changes
also bring inequalities in planning. The study revealed that Garhi Khuda Bux Bhutto town can participate in socio-economic local and
national development level because of regional linkages. The study concluded with a discussion of the proposed recommendations for
a Sustainable Model Town, which is an initiative of recent government to adopt a feasible approach towards sustainable development.
Key Words: Sustainable, Built Environment, Encroachments, Rehabilitate, Infrastructure

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Megacities
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Abd Nassir Matori
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 00:38
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 05:51
URI: http://scholar.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/6347

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