Urban Land Use: A case study of Asansol

  • Inasree Mitra Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032
  • Lakshmi Sivaramakrishnan Head and Professor, Department of Geography, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032
Keywords: Urban form, Spatial form, Social form, Land use.


In today’s world, there are various emerging issues for discussion in urban field and among them, one of the important one is urban form and land use. Urban form includes both internal and external layout of a city. Urban form is also an expression of the relation between spatial and social form. Sometimes we regarded urban form and land use in same manner but urban land use is a sub set of urban form. We cannot separate their effects on each other. Types of land use pattern depend on physical, socio-economic and cultural factors. Various types of land use create a particular form of an urban area. Hence, each urban place is unique in urban form and land use. In this study area there are various kinds of land use pattern exist depending upon the location and activity.  It can be seeing here that residential land use hold dominant position where commercial purposes land use are less than other land use types. 


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