The present study identifies the limits and pattern of commercial activities
within CBD of Peshawar. Retailing is topmost paying commercial activity and
occupies the highest bid-rent location in the city. The Central Business District (CBD) is the retail heart of the city. The spatial arrangement of commercial activities happens to be very complex and their limits are dynamic in the CBD of Peshawar. The land value, rent values, taxation system, commuter
behaviour, nature and transformation of commercial activities are directly
dependent on this spatial arrangement and delimitation of CBD. The
methodology adopted for this study is the combination of traditional
rules/methods with modern tool of GIS. The results for spatial arrangement of
commercial activities and delimitation of CBD are more precise which can
enable the city planners and investors to achieve better sustainable
development in city and regional context.
1-Amjad Ali Assistant Professor, Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management (CDPM), University of
Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan.2-Sher Muhammad Malik Assistant Professor Department of Geography, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur,
Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Mushtaq Ahmad Jan Assistant Professor, Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management (CDPM), University of
Peshawar, Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Central Business District (CBD), Commercial Activities Retailing, Central Business Uses; non-Central Business Uses, Geo-spatial