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Table 2 Change in LULC of various categories in Lahore District: 1992, 2001, and 2009

From: Analysis of socio-environmental impacts of the loss of urban trees and vegetation in Lahore, Pakistan: a review of public perception

LULC categoriesa 1992 2001 2009 % change 1992–2001 % change 2001–2009 % change 1992–2009 % annual change
Built-upa 911.14 (51.42 %) 1012.11 (57.12 %) 1268.85 (71.61 %) 100.97 256.74 357.71 21.04
Vegetative cover 645.06 (36.40 %) 417.51 (23.56 %) 249.7 (14.09 %) −227.54 −167.81 −395.36 −23.26
Open areas 174.69 (9.86 %) 288.1 (16.26 %) 179.26 (10.12 %) 113.41 −108.84 4.57 0.27
Water bodies 15.95 (0.90 %) 25.31 (1.43 %) 34.95 (1.97 %) 9.36 9.63 19 1.12
Mixed 25.16 (1.42 %) 28.96 (1.63 %) 39.25 (2.21 %) 3.8 10.28 14.08 0.83
Total 1772 1772 1772     
  1. Source: Shirazi S.A (2012), “Temporal Analysis of Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Lahore-Pakistan.” “Pakistan Vision” Vol. 13 No. 1 June, 2012, pp. 188–207, Journal of Pakistan Study Center, University of the Punjab, Lahore
  2. aIn square kilometers