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Urban development and its challenges with reference to Eravur area, Sri Lanka

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Urban development is the social, cultural, economic and physical development of cities, as well as the underlying causes of these processes. Urban development are now so fundamental to the world's economy, society, and environment, that making a better urban world and improving urban life really means making a better world for everyone. Nevertheless, it has made up many challenges on environmental, social, physical factors in globe. The Eravur urban has many development procedures occurring through the Local Authority by the population growth. Such as, infrastructure development, resettlement process, industrial and business development plans. However, such processes are becoming many negative impacts for social, human and environmental structure. The research objectives based on find out the causes for urban development, to find out the environmental, social and economic challenges within the area. The study used the methodologies are primary data collection as questionnaire, interview, observation and the secondary data collection. Therefore, this research has concerned about challenges through the urban development and it has identified what are the challenges facing into the urban. Not only it has given advice to create a successful urban toward the future sustainably. I believe, it should evaluate the problems by development process and it will help for a great urban formation in Eravur.
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  • Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka
  • Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka
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