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Analyzing the Urban Form in Suburban Areas of the South Bengal Region Using Built Fractals

This study investigates the intricate interplay of environmental, social, and economic elements shaping urban landscapes. Analyzing the fractal dimension of built-up areas in two South Bengal municipalities over three decades reveals patterns mirroring developed economies. The findings inform cities on future challenges and strategies for adaptability.

Citation:

Alam, T., & Banerjee, A. (2023). Analyzing the Urban Form in Suburban Areas of the South Bengal Region Using Built Fractals. Journal of Urban Planning and Development: ASCE.

https://doi.org/10.1061/JUPDDM.UPENG-4543

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Rapid Transit-Oriented Morphological Transformations in Indian Cities: A Case of Kolkata Metro. Forthcoming

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a forward-looking urban strategy to elevate metropolitan living standards. The Metro Rail Transit System (MRTS) is integral to TOD, profoundly impacting urban development. This study analyzes MRTS history in KMC, focusing on two Kolkata metro stations within a 400-800 m radius. Kalighat station aligns with TOD policies, maintaining a dense built-up area since 1991. Conversely, Kavi Nazrul station, operational since 2009, is still developing and hasn't yet met TOD standards. These findings offer valuable insights for urban planning and policy.

Citation:

Alam, T., & Banerjee, A. (2021). Rapid Transit-Oriented Morphological Transformations in Indian Cities: A Case of Kolkata Metro. Forthcoming. Sustainable Urban Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges in Developing Countries, Kolkata, West Bengal,India. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8321753 

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Characterizing land transformation and densification using urban sprawl metrics in the South Bengal region of India

This study analyzed 1,273 research papers on urban expansion (1990-2019). Findings indicate a growing trend, particularly post-2013. Research themes encompass policy, landscape, land-use change, and the built environment, with interdisciplinary contributions. The paper emphasizes addressing scale-related issues and introducing new methods for future urban expansion research.

Citation:

Alam, T., & Banerjee, A. (2022). Characterizing land transformation and densification using urban sprawl metrics in the South Bengal region of India. Sustainable Cities and Society, 104295. 
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2022.104295

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Futuristic Urbanism of eco-sensitive zone of India: A case study of Kolkata Region

The Bengal Delta, an ecologically sensitive zone, is heavily influenced by water, from seasonal monsoons to extreme events. Topography directs drainage, linking water characteristics to physiography. Low-lying areas offer vital economic prospects. This study examines their significance, aiming to elucidate hydrological processes' interplay with existing features. 

The study targets environmental and social enhancement through rejuvenation strategies, integrating resources of communities, with specific focus on low-lying areas.

Citation:

Alam, T. (2021). Futuristic Urbanism of eco-sensitive zone of India: A case study of Kolkata region. Sustainable Climate Action and Water Management, 303–309.

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8237-0_25 

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