INDUSTRIAL LAND USE AND LAND VALUE PATTERN IN KARACHI CITY

S. AKHTAR, M. R. DAHNANI

Abstract


Karachi is the largest industrial centre of Pakistan. Industrial land use occupies about 75sq. km area of the city, located in 12 scattered areas. Most of them were originally developed in the suburbs and at the outskirts of the city, but with the growth of city some of them are now surrounded by residential areas. In the general pattern of land value distribution in cities business and commercial land uses posses highest land value followed by industrial land uses. The bid-rent curve exhibits that industrial land prices decline with increasing distance from the city centre. This is also true in Karachi City. However, industrial areas in Karachi City show marked variation in land values. Industrial areas near to the city centre have higher land values than industrial areas located at peripheries. Price of land within an industrial area also varies depending upon several factors like road frontage, width of road, distance from main thoroughfare.


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