Impact of Built Environment on Health in Kanpur City, India

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Hina Zia
V. Devadas


This paper attempts to study the impact of built environment on the immediate  surroundings and nearby places in a metropolitan city of North India. The relationship of built environment with travel behaviour is studied on the basis of empirical studies. Impact of treatment plants, emissions from domestic and industrial sources, vehicles and sewerage, etc., has been studied in the study area. The consequences and ill -effects in nearby places have also been studied, based on secondary data. Various development and planning issues are discussed. There is an immediate need to adopt the concept of ecological city and to take appropriate remedial measures to achieve sustainability.

Keywords: Built Environment, Travel behaviour, Ecological city, Sustainability


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