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2019-03-02Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/su11051313
Land Cover Change in the Abuja City-Region, Nigeria: Integrating GIS and Remotely Sensed Data to Support Land Use Planning
dc.contributor.authorEnoguanbhor, Evidence Chinedu
dc.contributor.authorGollnow, Florian
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Jonas
dc.contributor.authorLakes, Tobia
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Blake Byron
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-11T11:15:18Z
dc.date.available2019-09-11T11:15:18Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-02none
dc.date.updated2019-08-24T07:25:10Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21268
dc.description.abstractRapid urban expansion is a significant contributor to land cover change and poses a challenge to environmental sustainability, particularly in less developed countries. Insufficient data about urban expansion hinders effective land use planning. Therefore, a high need to collect, process, and disseminate land cover data exists. This study focuses on urban land cover change detection using Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing methods to produce baseline information in support for land use planning. We applied a supervised classification of land cover of LANDSAT data from 1987, 2002, and 2017. We mapped land cover transitions from 1987 to 2017 and computed the net land cover change during this time. Finally, we analyzed the mismatches between the past and current urban land cover and land use plans and quantified the non-urban development area lost to urban/built-up. Our results indicated an increase in urban/built-up and bare land cover types, while vegetation land cover decreased. We observed mismatches between past/current land cover and the existing land use plan. By providing detailed insights into mismatches between the regional land use plan and unregulated urban expansion, this study provides important information for a critical debate on the role and effectiveness of land use planning for environmental sustainability and sustainable urban development, particularly in less developed countries.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectchange detectioneng
dc.subjecturban expansioneng
dc.subjecturban planningeng
dc.subjectregional planningeng
dc.subjectenvironmental sustainabilityeng
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaeng
dc.subject.ddc333.7 Natürliche Resourcen, Energie und Umweltnone
dc.subject.ddc690 Hausbau, Bauhandwerknone
dc.titleLand Cover Change in the Abuja City-Region, Nigeria: Integrating GIS and Remotely Sensed Data to Support Land Use Planningnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21268-8
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su11051313none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20526
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleSustainabilitynone
local.edoc.pages18none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameMDPInone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeBaselnone
local.edoc.container-volume11none
local.edoc.container-issue5none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber1313none
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
local.edoc.affiliationEnoguanbhor, Evidence Chinedu; Institute of Geography (Applied Geoinformation Science Lab), Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environmental Systems, Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany,none
local.edoc.affiliationGollnow, Florian; National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland, 1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA,none
local.edoc.affiliationNielsen, Jonas Ostergaard; Institute of Geography (Applied Geoinformation Science Lab), Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environmental Systems, Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany,none
local.edoc.affiliationLakes, Tobia; Institute of Geography (Applied Geoinformation Science Lab), Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environmental Systems, Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany,none
local.edoc.affiliationWalker, Blake Byron; Institute of Geography (Applied Geoinformation Science Lab), Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany,none

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