Evaluation of Land Suitability for Urban Land‐Use Planning: Case Study Dhaka City

The aim of this research is the evaluation of land suitability for urban land‐use planning. Four factors and fourteen criteria were selected for suitability analysis and land‐use planning. Factors and criteria were defined based on a literature survey, experts’ opinions, local contexts and availability of data. GIS‐based Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used as a Multi‐criteria Decision Making model. The study was conducted on a selected area of Dhaka city, which is one of the fastest-growing megacities in the world. The research result shows that a highly suitable area (13%) should be used for the urban residential zone; moderately suitable area (35%) should be designated as a mixed-use zone; low suitable area (42%) should be reserved for agricultural use and open spaces, and not suitable area (10%) should be protected from any types of activities except agriculture. The research approached urban land‐use planning at a regional scale.

Authors: Ullah, Kazi Masel; Mansourian, Ali
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2015