I= IMPACT OF URBANIZATION ON SETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN THE RURAL AREA OF THE KARACHI PLAN.
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Title of Thesis
IMPACT OF URBANIZATION ON SETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN THE RURAL AREA OF THE KARACHI PLAN.

Author(s)
Ahsan Ullah
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi/ Department of Geography
Session
1980
Subject
Geography
Number of Pages
306
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
karachi, urbanization, rural settlements, karachi metropolitan, occupational change, structural change, employment zones

Abstract
The rural settlements in the immediate hinterland of the Karachi metropolitan area have been of late undergoing rapid changes – a trend which emerged only recently, that is, in the short period of last 10-15 years. Considerable changes have been identified in the structural, morphological and functional patterns, and are exemplified by seven settlements pre-selected for analysis. The change signifies a trend of rural-urban transition which seems to have over-taken some of them. The study unfolds the process of so-called “predefinitive urbanization” as demonstrated in the area, in a three dimensional approach and a theoretical frame-work involving empirical analysis and discrimination.

The study is divided into nine chapters. The first three represent the normal concern and occupation which the objectives, theoretical frame and methodological aspects. Following these a background of the general characteristics of the area and the settlements has been inducted. This is followed by a cross-section analysis of the settlements with respect to their structural, morphological and functional changes. Chapter five discusses the structural change – changes of occupational structure and the relationship of the age structure of the active male population to the change and the various stages or states of the transition. Chapter six is concerned with occupational movements and the patterns of occupational change. Chapter seven analysis the spatical aspect of the structural change, the trends in the distribution of work places and the significance of the emerging employment zones distinct from the traditional areas of rural employment. Chapter eight is mostly devoted to house type changes and trends and gives a concise description of the internal patterns and their changes. Chapter nine analyses the functional bases and the significance of the service centres for the structural changes characteristic of predefinitive urbanization.

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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 0 Contents
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2 1 The problem: Objectives 1
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3 2 Theoretical Exegesis : Approaches and Framework 9
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4 3 Methodological Aspects 67
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5 4 The Settlements: Regional Setting and General Characteristics 84
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6 5 Structural Change 118
317.57 KB
7 6 Pattern of Occupational Change 151
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8 7 Spatial Aspect of Structural Change 191
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9 8 Morphological Transition 220
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10 9 Functional Bases 282
102.84 KB
11 10 Summary of Findings 293
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  10.1 Bibliography 298
  10.2 Appendix 305