Urbanization | VOL. 15, ISSUE 94, January-February 2016 |

Expansion Beyond Limit Ahmedabad

Urbanisation can prove to be a gift to human civilisation if it is harmonised and maintained in accordance with the carrying capacity of nature. According to the United Nations Population Fund, the world’s urban population is expected to reach 81 per cent by 2030 (Imhoff et al., 2010). The conversion of rural areas into urban complexes is occurring at an unprecedented rate in the recent human history and thus, is having an obvious effect on the natural functioning of the...

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