The main objective of this book is to assess urban sprawl and land use changes and environmental impact of various urban activities at Greater Visakhapatnam City, Andhra Pradesh, India OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH 1. To assess the spatial extent of urban sprawl since 1941 using topographical maps of Survey of India and Remote Sensing Satellite data. 2. To analyze changes in land use / land cover based on Topographical maps and Remote Sensing Satellite data. 3. To evaluate the climate impacts of urbanization and land use / cover changes 4. To assess the environmental impacts of urbanization such as air pollution,noise pollution, ground water quality, solid waste management & urban slums.