Land use mixing and urban infrastructure

Land use mixing and urban infrastructure

Author: 
Dr. Sarita Dash
Abstract: 

Land use in urban areas are to date being regulated within the frame work of a development plan. One of the key components of the development plan is a proposed land use plan for a target year. Zoning is now a major tool for regulation of land use in urban area. Urban structure of the city is meant to provide facilities to the people. So, either the people go to the facilities or the facilities come to the people. The former part deals with zoning concept and zoning based urban structure is transport oriented. In Indian situation, where the infrastructure is poor and the funds are scare, the concept of bringing facilities to the people sounds promising and should work. Mixed land use is one of the ways to bring in facilities to people. Rapid urbanization with increasing mixed land use character has led to various serious problems in different parts of the city. To fight these problems heavy investments have been done in research to provide basic infrastructure at a minimum cost and with minimum environmental damage with optimum level of mixed land use. This paper, analyses the mixed land use intensity with its physical, social as well as environmental impact based on studies of Cuttack city, Orissa. Different infrastructural factors influencing the mixing of land uses are also found out and the empirical relationship between them is also established by Multiple Regression Analysis Method.

Paper No: 
1562