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Article will potentially discuss the need to redefine the concept and boundaries of peri-urban areas in the context of urban development and planning. Peri-urban areas are transitional zones located on the edges of urban areas, and they often face unique challenges related to infrastructure, land use, and governance. As urban areas continue to expand and evolve, redefining the concept of peri-urban areas may be necessary to better understand and address the complex issues facing these regions. The article may also discuss potential approaches or strategies for redefining peri-urban areas and improving their integration with urban systems.


The transitional zones on the periphery of urban areas in India, known as peri-urban areas, are characterized by a mix of urban and rural land uses, lifestyles, and activities. While these areas are located beyond the legal limits of urban areas, they are still influenced by urbanization processes and subject to a range of challenges, including land use conflicts, inadequate infrastructure and services, environmental degradation, and social inequality. To effectively manage peri-urban areas in India, it is important to develop planning policies and strategies that integrate the needs of both urban and rural populations, promote sustainable development practices, and address the unique challenges of these areas. This requires recognizing the importance of peri-urban areas in supporting urban growth and development, and ensuring that they are included in broader regional planning initiatives.

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Shashikant Nishant Sharma, Dr. Kavita Dehalwar, Gopal Kumar, & Dr. Supriya Vyas. (2023). Redefining Peri-urban Urban Areas. Thematics Journal of Geography, 12(3), 7-13. Retrieved from https://thematicsjournals.org/index.php/tjg/article/view/20365