I= EVOLUTION OF COMMERCIAL LAND USE IN THE PLANNED NEIGHBORHOODS OF KARACHI
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Title of Thesis
EVOLUTION OF COMMERCIAL LAND USE IN THE PLANNED NEIGHBORHOODS OF KARACHI

Author(s)
Azra Parveen
Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Geography/ University of Karachi
Session
2004
Subject
Geography
Number of Pages
224
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
commercial land, planned neighborhood, karachi, nazimabad, kehkashan, clifton, north nazimabad, p.e.c.h.s.

Abstract
This study represents the first serious attempt to identify the nature and spatial pattern of commercial functions in the planned neighborhoods of Karachi. The four selected residential neighborhoods of Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, the P.E.C.H.S. and Kehkashan (Clifton) witnessed faster pace of development in respect of commercial functions in late seventies and early eighties. That explains the reason why the years 1985 and 2000/2002 have been selected for the study of changes in the commercial structure of these neighborhoods.

The information, both qualitative and quantitative, utilized in the study of the commercial structure has been gathered through extensive field surveys conducted by me.

The study utilizes various quantitative cartographic techniques in the analysis of primary data collected in the field. These have been outlined in chapter 2 of the thesis. Modem methods like GIS and computer assisted cartographic techniques have been used in this study.

As a result of this study, it has been possible to pinpoint the changes that have occurred in the commercial structure of these four planned residential neighborhoods over the past three to four decades.

This study also provides an idea of some of the recent trends in the evolution of commercial functions and their locational patterns in the study areas, both of which accord with modem trends noted elsewhere in the case of Western cities.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 Introduction 1-15
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  1.1 Generalization About The Commercial Structure Of A Large Metropolis 3
  1.2 Commercial Structure Of Cities In The Non-Western Areas 4
  1.3 Karachi : Past And Present 5
  1.4 Study Areas 9
  1.5 Previous Studies 13
  1.6 Organization Of Chapters 14
3 2 Methods And Techniques Used 16-26
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  2.1 Application Of Gis In The Study Of Commercial Land Use 16
  2.2 Sources And Quality Of Data 16
  2.3 Variables Used In The Study 17
  2.4 Data Analysis 20
  2.5 Types Of Commercial Areas 24
4 3 Pattern Of Commercial Land Use In Nazimabad And North Nazimabad 27-109
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  3.1 Nazimabad 27
  3.2 North Nazimabad 57
  3.3 Consumer Behavior 90
5 4 Pattern Of Commercial Land Use In Tariq Road Business Complex And Kehkashan ( Clifton ) 110-171
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  4.1 Tariq Road Business Complex 110
  4.2 Kehkashan( Clifton ) 134
  4.3 Consumer Behavior 156
6 5 Implications 171-174
289.54 KB
7 6 References 175-180
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8 7 Annexure-A 181-224
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