Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 389

Table of Content: June 2011; 4(6)

June 2011

Literacy and work participation among Muslims in Uttar Pradesh

  India is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-linguistic country; people belonging to many religious faiths live side by side. Muslims are the largest minority of the country. This paper attempts to present a demographic and socio-economic profile of the Muslims in Uttar Pradesh by focusing on the district wise distributional variation of Muslim concentration, their literacy, work participation rate...

Author(s):   Farasat Ali Siddiqui, Nazmul Hussain and Akram Hannan  

June 2011

A study of ferry service route network in Lagos Lagoon- Nigeria using graph theory

  Lagos State is endowed with international commerce, industry and infrastructure excellence drives. In Lagos State, traffic situation is chaotic and socio-economically unfriendly due to ills in multi-transportation modal functions. Urgent research and development attention is required to arrest total collapse of the entire modal system. In this study, a framework is developed for efficient utilization of Lagos...

Author(s):   Q. A. Adejare, P. C. Nwilo, J. O. Olusina and Y. D. Opaluwa  

June 2011

Spatio-temporal changes in land uses and land cover due to human interference in Meghalaya, India: A case study of Wah Shella microwatershed

  Impact of human interference on the degradation of natural forests in the last three decades in Wah Shella microwatershed in Meghalaya (India), a hilly state of North-Eastern India has been reported. Remote Sensing and GIS data were applied to highlight spatial and temporal changes in land use and land cover. The present study is an excellent example of human induced land use changes and later the measures...

Author(s): K. Sarmah, L. K. Jha and B. K. Tiwari  

June 2011

Social networks and rural non-farm enterprise development and implication for poverty reduction among rural households in Zimbabwe

  Poverty remains a greatest challenge for the rural households of the sub Saharan Africa and a number of interventions are proposed to alleviate poverty. Rural non-farm enterprises are seen as a possible partner to farm enterprises to reduce poverty as there are robust production linkages between the two. On the other hand social networks have been seen to play an important role in the development of...

Author(s):   Zuwarimwe J. and Kirsten  

June 2011

Family planning service utilization in Mojo town, Ethiopia: A population based study

  This cross-sectional study aims at identifying the demographic and socio economic barriers to family planning services utilization in Mojo town, Oromiya region of Ethiopia.  The study used data collected from 551 women respondents (age 15 to 49) selected through systematic random sampling techniques. Data were analyzed using both univariate and multi-variate (logistic regression)...

Author(s):   Abebe Gizaw and Nigatu Regassa  

June 2011

Mobile laser scanning for monitoring Polyethylene City infrastructure networks

  This research discusses a more efficient geospatial monitoring technique for city infrastructure networks. It will concentrate on polyethylene city infrastructure materials, where power, water and communication networks are covered or protected by polyethylene materials. A technical comparison is conducted between current and proposed geospatial monitoring techniques in order to develop an overall performance...

Author(s):   Mahmoud Al-Hader, Ahmad Rodzi, Abdul Rashid Sharif and Noordin Ahmad