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Evaluation and Identification of Potential Sites for Green Infrastructure using Geo-Informatics -A Case Study on Coimbatore District an Emerging Smart City in Tamil Nadu


K. Narmada , University Of Madras; G. Bhaskaran, University Of Madras; H. Soundaraj, University Of Madras


Green Infrastructure, Geo Informatics, Smart City


Global human population and urban development are increasing at unprecedented rates and creating tremendous stress on local, regional and global air and water quality. Some of the major functions of the urban green spaces include reducing air pollution, providing shade and habitat for arboreal birds, producing oxygen, providing shelter against winds, recreational and aesthetic qualities. Cities and peri - urban Settlements must be prepared to meet the challenge of unplanned settlement or slum formation. The move towards smart cities promises to bring greater automation, intelligent routing and transportation, better monitoring and better city management. The development of urban green space networks includes creation of new spatial forms, restoration and maintenance of green patches connectivity as well as protection of existing green spaces. Green space network begins to be recognized as a medium of conserving ecosystem and natural environment in urban area. In this study the land use and land cover pattern of the city is analyzed using satellite images and further identifies the suitable sites for greenspace development.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I100061
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 10
Publication Date: 01/01/2017
Page(s): 129-131

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