Decentralization Strategies for Ludhiana City (Implications for Balanced Regional Growth)

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Year : 2022 | Volume : | Issue : 1 | Page : 35-45

    Vishakha Girdhar


The goal of the current paper is to evolve certain spatial strategies for the Ludhiana City that include a polycentric system of settlements. Cities all over the world have experienced several hurdles over the years, and these challenges have hurt their development, efficiency, and performance, resulting in a slew of dangerous issues. In recent decades, Ludhiana City has also witnessed unprecedented population growth as well as physical growth. A close understanding of the dynamics of urbanization is important for managing the negative impacts posed by urban sprawl. A detailed study has been done to understand the push and pull factors that compel the inner-city population to move outwards to the peri-urban areas and on the other hand, certain other factors pull or attract the peri-urban population or the population from different parts of the country to come in the center or city. The final findings of the study include causes of centralization, its negative effects, forces of development of economic and social activities, problems associated with urban development, physical and environmental implications concerning haphazard growth, non-compatible land uses, and the recommendations to be applicable for the planned and balanced regional growth.

Keywords: Agglomerations, delineation, peri-urban areas, urbanization, urban fringe, urban spraw

[This article belongs to International Journal of Landscape Planning and Architecture(ijlpa)]

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Regular Issue Open Access Article
Volume 8
Issue 1
Received April 26, 2022
Accepted May 4, 2022
Published May 14, 2022