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Mapping urban sprawl and its impacts - a case study of Ruiru Subcounty, Kiambu county

Rapid urbanization is a trend seen across the developing world, with the fastest rates of growth seen in Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of this is due to rural urban migration of people in search of higher education, jobs and or higher standards of living. This is the case of Ruiru town and its surrounding. The trends of urban sprawl appear to be haphazard in Ruiru town with the increase population and better road network. A lot has happened within the last ten years and the impact is hugely felt on land and natural resources.

Impacts of urbanization on the sustainable conservation of Nairobi national park

Nairobi National Park established in 1946 with an area of 117km2 to protect wildlife from human activities and threats has grown to be a tourist destination earning an average of Kshs.45 million per year for the country. It also plays other roles such as educational, scientific research, posterity and employment to many people. Sustainability of the park is however threatened by the rapid urbanization, increasing peri-urban land use changes and population growth. These threats are more pronounced within the wildlife migratory corridor.

Determinants of Completion Rate of County Government Funded Projects in Kenya; a Case of Urban Infrastructure Projects in Kisii Town, Kisii County

More often than not, it has been established that the devolved funds are not objectively employed for successful completion of developmental projects. Delays and non-completion of projects from initial cost plan has been prevalent on government sponsored projects.

Managing the urban environment through partnerships: an emerging experience from Nakuru, kenya

It is now widely recognised that governments alone are incapable of bearing the entire responsibility of providing housing, infrastructure and other basic services to their populations. Scarce financial and technical resources and high population growth are straining the capacity of governments to deal with the problems brought on by rapid urbanization. Governments and local authorities are therefore called upon to enlist the support of the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community based groups.

The cosmopolitan tradition and fissures in segregationist town planning in Nairobi, 1915–23

This article argues that the attempts to institute segregation in Nairobi faltered because the process of urban land allocation, use and exchange and the legislation supporting this process did not support segregation. It uses the example of the removal of the Somali settlement in Ngara and the debates around the removal of the Indian Bazaar to demonstrate this failure. Through a study of the emergence of Eastleigh, the paper demonstrates that business-inclined settlers demanded a system of town planning that was class-based rather than race-based.

Determinants of growth of urban agricultural projects: case of Lang’ata subcounty, Nairobi county, Kenya

In recent years, urban agriculture has flourished in many urban areas. The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of growth of urban agriculture in Lang‟ata Sub County, Nairobi County. The objectives of this study were to establish the influence of consumer demand for fresh produce on growth of Urban Agricultural Projects in Lang‟ata Sub County, Nairobi County, to examine the influence of space availability on growth of Urban Agricultural Projects in Lang‟ata Sub County, Nairobi County.

Stochastic methods in urban transportation planning: a case study of Kisumu

There are many urban planning problems in developing countries. Unlike most Western Cities, Developing Country Cities have grown rapidly and explosively in this century. Analysis of cities in developing countries is more complex due to the co-existence of different kinds and levels of technology with a wider variety of urban structural forms. even more difficult. These make modeling Kisumu is currently the third largest town in Kenya after Nairobi and Mombasa. The town has experienced fast growth in area population and commercial entrepreneurship.

Towards improving provision and management of road infrastructure in urban site and service scheme:Case study of Dandora-Nairobi

Rapid urbanization in the world particularly in countries in the south is straining the public sector's ability to provide and manage essential infrastructure facilities and services. The inability of cities to pr vid and manage these services severely affects the productivity, living and working environment of their populations. The public sector in Kenya has been willing to provide infrastructure services to its urban area citizens, as seen in various Development Plans, Sessional Papers and Strategies. However, the real situation on the ground in most of the urban areas is pathetic.

Impacts of Roadway Emissions on Urban Fine Particle Exposures: the Nairobi Area Traffic Contribution to Air Pollution (NATCAP) Study

Air quality is a serious and worsening problem in the rapidly growing cities of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), due to rapid urbanization, growing vehicle fleets, changing life styles, limited road infrastructure and land use planning, and high per-vehicle emissions. However, the absence of ambient monitoring data, and particularly urban roadside concentrations of particulate matter in SSA cities, severely limits our ability to assess the real extent of air quality problems.

Institutional framework for the management of periurban areas in Kenya: the case of Ongata Rongai

The ambiguity of the peri-urban area, which is split between urban and rural jurisdictional boundaries, presents significant governance challenges. The separate jurisdictions have different resources, capacities and political leanings, making coordinated management difficult. There are often contradictory and in some instances absent regulatory frameworks, breeding a situation of ‘organized irresponsibility’.

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