Spatial Pattern of Urban Poverty and its Environmental Impacts; Case Study of Bahawalpur City

Authors: Maria Bhatti*, The Government Sadiq College Women University Bahahwalpur
Topics: Urban Geography, Environment
Keywords: Urban poverty, Environment
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Napoleon Foyer/Common St. Corridor, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
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Today 39% of the pakistan's people live in urban areas with urban poor population of 16%. Considering this fact this research was conduct with a general objective of studying the real Spatial Pattern of urban poverty and its environmental and the nature of urban poverty and to monitor the impact of urban poverty and environment in the selected settlement of Bahawalpur Walled City & Basti Hamitiyaan. Through simple random sampling 100 houses each sample area surveyed for the data collection. The questionnaire survey, households were asked questions covering four broad aspects: Socio-economic, physical environment surrounding environment and their perception towards the environment. However, the situation was somewhat better in case of households of walled city because the settlement being one of the reasons for this. The two-way linkage between urban poverty and environment was clearly established through the comprehensive study of the two studied settlements. One hand non-affordability to construct permanent toilet sewerage drainage and consumption of toxic material used for domestically were found to pollute water when it seeps in the ground and get mixed with the underground drainage water and atmosphere and one the other hand the vulnerability to the effect of damage sewage lines dumping of waste at open space etc.The disease prevalent rate was found quit often to frequent in more than 80% of the households in the settlement.

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