A theoretical framework to analyse the interaction of planning and governance on the extent of outgrowth and level of services is proposed. An indicator framework for quantifying sprawl is also proposed and the same is operationalised for Bangalore. The indicators comprise spatial metrics (derived from temporal satellite remote sensing data) and other metrics obtained from a house-hold survey. The interaction of different indicators with respect to the core city and the outgrowth is determined by multi-dimensional scaling. The analysis reveals the underlying similarities (and dissimilarities) that relate with the different governance structures that prevail here. The paper concludes outlining the challenges in addressing urban sprawl while ensuring adequate level of services that planning and governance have to ensure towards achieving sustainable urbanisation.
Keywords: urban sprawl, planning, governance, Bangalore.
Citation : H. S. Sudhira and T. V. Ramachandra, 2011. Influence of planning and governance on the level of urban services. The IUP Journal of Governance and Public Policy, Vol. 6 no. 1 (March 2011).
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Dr. T.V. Ramachandra