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Title:Kenya's experience towards sustainable human settlements delivery in Africa
Authors:Akatch, Samuel O.ISNI
Oyugi, Maurice O.ISNI
Year:2003
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation (ISSN 1015-079X)
Volume:15
Issue:1-2
Period:June
Pages:28-39
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Kenya
Africa
Subjects:urbanization
urban planning
Human settlements
Economic and social development
sustainable development
Development strategy
Link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/dai/article/view/15622
Abstract:In spite of the introduction by the Kenyan government of urban and rural settlement strategies in 1978, the country's planning machinery has not yet been able to sustain a balanced hierarchy of urban centres and a regionally balanced dispersal of public expenditure to create regional uniformity in the development process. Failure to implement the proposals addressed in the 1978 policy document has translated into the mushrooming of urban slum and squatter settlements, inadequate provision of basic services in the settlements, and untold human suffering. The present paper examines the genesis of human settlements development planning in Kenya, which has been influenced by political, socioeconomic and environmental factors, and presents a policy framework for sustainable human settlement delivery. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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