Dimensions of Urban Growth in Pakistan

Publication Year : 1991

The urban population of Pakistan has grown almost fourfold,over the last two decades. It is estimated that it will increase by 55.5million by the year 2000 [Blacker (n.d.)]. The increases in urbanpopulation is attributed to either continued rural to urban migration ornatural increase. As a consequence of the above increase in populationthe urban living conditions are under great pressure. I~ is thereforeimportant to analyse the dimensions of urban growth and examine itssocial and economic implications. The objectives of the present studyare: 1. To analyse the trends and variations in urban growth; 2. Todecompose the components of urban growth and analyse which component hascontributed more to urban growth; and 3. To analyse some of theimplications of urban growth.

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