State of Sri Lankan Cities 2018 report presents the first comprehensive assessment of Sri Lanka's recent urban development. It is a key output of the ambitious 21 month State of Sri Lankan Cities Project, which includes both a report and an urban database to support sustainable urban development in Sri Lanka.
The report includes 10 chapters of data and analysis, to provide detailed sectoral assessments of Sri Lanka's cities and present an integrated policy analysis. In doing so, it aims to support evidence-based urban policy and planning to drive the social and economic development of the country's urban centres.
The report draws on methodologies developed by UN-Habitat in other State of Cities Reports to examine the 'state' of Sri Lanka's major cities and highlight overall trends in the country's urban development. It uses recent satellite images to establish land use and urban expansion patterns, and also draws on statistical data, surveys and city workshops to engage local stakeholders. The assessment centres on a detailed analysis of the country's 9 Provincial Capitals, including Anuradhapura (North Central Province), Badulla (Uva Province), Jaffna (Northern Province), Kandy (Central Province), Kurunegala (North Western Province), Ratnapura (Sabaragamuwa Province), Trincomalee (Eastern Province), and Colombo, the capital of the Western Province and of the country.
The report outlines a vision of a better urban future for all Sri Lankans, drawing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda, as well as key Government of Sri Lanka strategic documents. This future vision of Sri Lankan cities includes 5 key tenets, competitiveness, inclusivity, resilience, safety and sustainability, which frame the analysis in the following chapters.
An integrated policy matrix is outlined at the end of the report. It is envisaged that the matrix will provide a roadmap to aid policy makers to identify cross-sectoral policies, which work across multiple sectors to remove constraints and achieve a better urban future for all Sri Lankans.
Low income residentials of Colombo Municipal Council has catagorised in to three sections (Shanty, Slum and Low income high Rises).
Data Source of this layer is Urban Development Authority.
State of Sri Lankan cities created this spatial layers. Five major clusters have been identified.
UBS is pleased to share with you the 5th issue of the Waste Wise Cities Newsletter, which focuses on SDG indicator 11.6.1. and how it can be used to support cities in improving their waste management systems.
Database Module – I
Database Module – II
Skills required to handle Geo Spatial data and Geo Server
·Proper knowledge of geospatial data and with a good understanding of attribute data linked to geographic information.
·Good understanding of data layers (Point/Line/Poligons) and layer types (Vector/ Raster).
·Creating data layers using Arc map/ Q GIS/ google earth or any other third party open source apps.
·Knowledge about Mobile softwares which can be used to improve city level information.
·Proper understanding about co-ordinate systems.
·Ability to work with Geo Server (adding layer, store creation, data publishing, style loading).
·Creating style using Q GIS (.SLD file format) and other standard tools.
The state of Sri Lankan cities 2018 (SoSLC) report includes 10 chapters of data and analysis, to provide detailed sectoral assessment of Sri Lanka’s cities and present and integrated policy analysis.
This road map for Sri Lankan cities details possible future policy and programme directions to promote social and economic development in the country’s urban centres.
Methodology of creating land use maps, data extraction from medium high resolution satellite images, population estimates and the methodology of creating spatial data for Bellanwila Attidiya wetland is elaborated.
There are main 3 types of maps in this section. They are urban expansion maps, Land use maps and derived maps. Created accurate land use 2017 maps are based on, Secondary data (survey dept.), field verification (openstreetmap) and UDA maps.
The section includes a summarized overview on each provincial capital city with an elaborative data set. The data includes primary, secondary and spatial data extractions respectively to each city.
Colombo Municipal Council covers an area of 4361 hectares.
The ethnic / sex / age composition in the Colombo Municipal Council area, detailed for each of its 54 Grama Niladhari Divisions.
Data from Water Supply and Drainage Board. This map includes the pipe borne water distribution lines and pipe diameter, including the year the pipelines were installed.
Colombo city is situated in the coastal region, and very vulnerable to sea levels rise caused by climate change. The data presented here are based on forecasts by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The impact area is specified separately with its land use.
This section contains information on the distribution of sewerage pipelines, pumping stations and sea outfalls. Source of information: Colombo Municipal Council. Note: There is a slight shift in the layers due to the angle difference in the data source. Needs to be viewed keeping this in mind.
It contains accurate information about the bus routes, bus route numbers and starting and end points. This set of information was created under the SoSLC project, using data from the routemaster.lk web page.