Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Land Use/Land Cover Change and Urban Sprawl Using GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies: The Case of Laga Tafo-Laga Dadi Town, Special Zone of Oromia, Central Ethiopia
AbstractThis study analyzed spatiotemporal land use/land cover change and urban sprawl of Laga Tafo Laga Dadi town in the Special Zone of Oromia, surrounding Addis Ababa city using Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing. For this study a two decades time series data (Landsat TM 1996, SPOT-5 image of 2006, and Landsat ETM+ 2016) was used and analyzed quantitatively using GIS and remote sensing data processing softwares. Maximum likelihood supervised classification of satellite imageries was applied for Image classification. The finding of the study shows that urban/built up area of the town has significantly expanded by 48.3 per cent against agricultural land loss of 42.95 per cent over the study period. This indicates that there was a major land use/land cover change of the town with the agricultural land lost to built-up area being the dominant one. An increase in the number of residents, expansion of new developments and land use/land cover change has caused rapid sprawling development of the town. The sprawling of various developments has negatively affected the economical and balanced development of land use in the town. The town is currently becoming the destination of housing estates and new industries and it became the residence place of quite large number of people commuting to- and- from Addis Ababa city in the vicinity.Therefore, it is recommended that because the town shares boundary with the sprawling city of Addis Ababa, it is undoubtedly clear that there is a pressure on the land use plan of the town and thus Laga Tafo Laga Dadi town administration should work on ways of monitoring sprawling development and guide proper growth of the town.
Arouri, M., Youssef, A, Nguyen-Viet, C. & Soucat, A. Effects of urbanization on economic growth and human capital formation in Africa. Working paper. Harvard University. 2014.
Barnes, K.B., Morgan III, J.M., Roberge, M.C., and Lowe, S. “Sprawl development: Its patterns, consequences, and measurement.” Towson University, 2001.
Cambell, J.B. Introduction to Remote Sensing, 3rd edition. New York: The Guilford Press, 2002.
Central Statistical Agency. 2007. Population and housing census: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Cobbinah, P and Amoako, C. “Urban Sprawl and the Loss of Peri-Urban Land in Kumasi, Ghana. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology.” International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering 8(1), 2014.
Diriba D., Hossein A. , Feyera S., Ketema A., Fatemeh T., Till S. “Urban sprawl and its impacts on land use change in Central Ethiopia.” Urban forestry and Urban Greening 16(C), 132-141, 2016.
Fan, F.; Weng Q.; Wang Y. “Land use and land cover change in Guangzhou, China, from 1998 to 2003, based on Landsat TM/ETM+ Imagery.” Sensors, 7(7): 1323–1342, 2007.
Fekadu K. “The Rates and Effects of Urban Sprawl in Developing Countries: The Case of Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia.” International Journal of Area Studies, 9(2), 2014.
Glaser, G., Royce H., Michael R. Ratcliffe, Harold., Stephen C. & Jason F. “Wrestling Sprawl to the Ground:
Defining and measuring an elusive concept”. Housing Policy Debate,12(4), 681-717, 2001.
Guneet K. “Urban Sprawl, an issue of growing concern, in Urban Planning System in China.” 44th ISOCARP Congress, Dalian, China 19-23 September 2008.
Haregewoin B. “Urbanization and urban sprawl”. Master Thesis, Stockholm university, Sweden, 2005.
Menon, N. “Urban Sprawl: A developing country approach.” Journal of The World Student Community for Sustainable Development, 2004.
Municipality of Laga Tafo Laga Dadi Town. 2016. Annual report, Unpublished document.
Nanda T. “Urban Sprawl and Occupational Change in Raipur City.” M. Phil Dissertation, Department of Geography, University of Delhi, India, 2005.
Nechyba, T. J. and Walsh, R.P. “Urban sprawl.” Journal of economic perspective 18: 177-200, 2004.
Sewunet S. “Urban Sprawl mapping and land use change detection using spatial metrics method: A case study of Addis Ababa city and its surrounding areas, Ethiopia”. Master thesis, Addis Ababa University, 2017.
Singh, A. “Digital Change Detection Techniques Using Remotely-Sensed Data.” International Journal of Remote Sensing, 10, 989-1003,1989.
Sudhira, H. S., Ramachandra, T.V. and Jagadish, K.S. “Urban sprawl: metrics, dynamics and modeling using GIS.” International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geo information, 5(1): 29-39, 2004.
UN World Population Prospects. The 2010 Revision.: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, New York, 2011.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT). State of the World Cities 2010/2011: Bridging the Urban Divide. United Nations Human Settlements Program, Nairobi, Kenya, 2007.
Yeh, A.G.O. and Xia Li (2001). “Measurement and monitoring of Urban sprawl in rapidly growing region using entropy.” Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 67 (1): 83, 2001.
Zewdu A. “Analysis of Urban Growth and Sprawl mapping using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System: A Case study of Debre Birhan town, Ethiopia.” Master thesis, Addis Ababa University, 2011.
Authors who submit papers with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
- By submitting the processing fee, it is understood that the author has agreed to our terms and conditions which may change from time to time without any notice.
- It should be clear for authors that the Editor In Chief is responsible for the final decision about the submitted papers; have the right to accept\reject any paper. The Editor In Chief will choose any option from the following to review the submitted papers:A. send the paper to two reviewers, if the results were negative by one reviewer and positive by the other one; then the editor may send the paper for third reviewer or he take immediately the final decision by accepting\rejecting the paper. The Editor In Chief will ask the selected reviewers to present the results within 7 working days, if they were unable to complete the review within the agreed period then the editor have the right to resend the papers for new reviewers using the same procedure. If the Editor In Chief was not able to find suitable reviewers for certain papers then he have the right to accept\reject the paper.B. sends the paper to a selected editorial board member(s). C. the Editor In Chief himself evaluates the paper.
- Author will take the responsibility what so ever if any copyright infringement or any other violation of any law is done by publishing the research work by the author
- Before publishing, author must check whether this journal is accepted by his employer, or any authority he intends to submit his research work. we will not be responsible in this matter.
- If at any time, due to any legal reason, if the journal stops accepting manuscripts or could not publish already accepted manuscripts, we will have the right to cancel all or any one of the manuscripts without any compensation or returning back any kind of processing cost.
- The cost covered in the publication fees is only for online publication of a single manuscript.