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Examining the obstacles to the integrated approach of slum upgrading : the case study of Kisumu, Kenya

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Malley, Anthony, 1947-
dc.coverage.spatial Kenya
dc.creator Johnson, Dallas
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other HV4160.5 K57 J64 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22270
dc.description viii, 150 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 125-139).
dc.description.abstract Kenya, in a similar fashion to the rest of the developing world, is experiencing rapid urbanization which is resulting in the formation of slum settlements on the outskirts of urban centres. Cities are growing at unprecedented rates, leaving the central government and local authorities to deal with the associated problems in a retrospective manner. Kisumu, the third largest municipality of Kenya, is one of nine African cities selected to undergo slum upgrading as part of the Cities Without Slums initiative. The initiative is positive as it engages a multiplicity of stakeholders in order to create ownership and increase sustainability. However, the CWS is in its infancy and is facing many obstacles in the early stages of execution. This researcher examines these obstacles and concludes that the integrated approach of slum upgrading, as is being promoted in the Kisumu context, is a viable urban management method despite the initial setbacks.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV4160.5.K57
dc.subject.lcsh Slums -- Kenya -- Kisumu
dc.subject.lcsh City planning -- Kenya -- Kisumu
dc.subject.lcsh Urbanization -- Kenya -- Kisumu
dc.subject.lcsh Cities and towns -- Kenya -- Kisumu -- Growth
dc.subject.lcsh Kisumu (Kenya) -- Social conditions.
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries -- Social conditions
dc.title Examining the obstacles to the integrated approach of slum upgrading : the case study of Kisumu, Kenya
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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