Integrating Environment, Economy And Infrastructure In Planning For Sustainable 9+Urban Development: Key Approaches In The Neplese Context

Kabi Prasad Pokhrel, Professor of Environmental Geography, DOGE, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur Kathmandu-Nepal
2020 Journal of Nanosciences Research & Reports  
In a time of rapid urbanizing process, planning and building an ecologically sustainable environment have become imperative in developing countries like Nepal in which urban settlements, as a densely populated built environment, are the center of attention. This paper aims to build a clear and concise synthesis of integration of environment, economy and infrastructure extension for sustainable urban development to serve as an essential reference for decision and policy makers, planners,
more » ... ting institutions, and other stakeholders at national and global level with a view to encourage more strategically organized and systematic and sustainability efforts. Using qualitative method for analyzing available information on urban development in Nepal and environmental consideration in urban planning at global level, the study clearly reveals that the urban condition of Nepal is spatially fragmented, less environmentally responsive and more socially divisive and need to adopt porous urban design, coupled with socio-economic and environmental mixed to solve social, economic and ecological issues. The paper further provides a framework for integrated urban development in Nepal with the recognition of environmental and economic parameters and the spatial and the social characteristics are to be inextricably linked in urban infrastructure extension in order to prove right path to the solution of location-specific issues of urban infrastructure extension and wellbeing of urban life along with territorial identity and ecological stability. Suggested integrated framework and techniques produce a holistic synthesis with around ten themes and three dimensions to facilitate sustainable urban development in which both environmental concerns and human wellbeing can be addressed properly
doi:10.47363/jnsrr/2020(2)105 fatcat:33kytn6tkvhpzff7dn76qzlwfa