Polycentric Settlement as A Sustainable Development Strategy: A Case of Baglung District, Nepal

  • Kabi Prasad Pokhrel Research Centre for Educational, Innovation and Development,TU,Kathmandu
  • Gagan Ale Central Department of Environmental Science, TU, Kathmandu
  • Ashok Raut Central Department of Geography, TU, Kirtipur
Keywords: Polycentric centers, Spatial development, Territorial development, Social cohesion, Baglung district

Abstract

 This paper is an analysis of potential settlement locations for polycentric centers and their expected role in socio-cultural, economic, environment and transport network as well as spatial development in the Baglung district. Using multi criteria evaluation analysis approach and analytical hierarchy process (AHP) numbers of polycentric settlement centers were identified as the potential centers for socio-economic development at the district level. The empirical findings indicate the polycentric settlement centers not only promote economies and facilitate social integration but also generate a disproportionate number of trips and promote transit ridership. It also helps to strengthen forward and backward linkages between hinterland and service providing center. A balanced and sustainable polycentric development model has been proposed for overall sustainable development through development of polycentric settlement.

The Geographical Journal of Nepal
Vol. 11: 137-155, 2018

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2018-04-03
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Pokhrel, K., Ale, G., & Raut, A. (2018). Polycentric Settlement as A Sustainable Development Strategy: A Case of Baglung District, Nepal. Geographical Journal of Nepal, 11, 137-155. https://doi.org/10.3126/gjn.v11i0.19554
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