URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY MILIEU: A CASE STUDY OF FAISALABAD CITY, PAKISTAN
Keywords:SDGs, Remote sensing, spatial pattern, urban sustainability, Faisalabad City
This research aimed to analyze the spatiotemporal changes in urban development pattern and to discuss the spatial urban pattern in the context of sustainability. For this purpose, geospatial techniques were used to analyze the spatial urban development pattern of study area. The existing development pattern in Faisalabad city is linear sprawl at outer edges of the city along major roads and infill development pattern in the center of the city that has been observed very closely in this research and results also revealed this pattern is likely to sustainable. However, the major finding reflects that Faisalabad city is experiencing phenomenal physical development pattern rather than pre- planned development pattern. So, there is an urgent need of urban lens to facilitate such delineations. The broader purpose of this research work was to conceptualize the urban sustainability for better development and planning of Faisalabad city.
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