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Title:Urbanization Trend and Environmental Crisis in Uganda: Implications for Management and Sustainable Development
Author:Sengendo, Hannington
Periodical:Eastern and Southern Africa Geographical Journal
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
Urbanization and Migration
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
sustainable development
urban environment
environmental degradation
Abstract:This paper examines urbanization trends in Uganda and relates urbanization to environmental degradation in urban areas. Sections on urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa and Uganda are followed by sections dealing with the impact of social and economic activities - such as agricultural activities, household activities, activities of informal enterprises - on the urban environment. As a result of rural-urban migration, many poor people in Uganda live in slums where decaying infrastructure constitutes the basis of a deteriorating social environment. The situation is further aggravated by the minimal control of urban activities by urban authorities. The final sections examine future trends of urbanization and their consequences, and assess the existing policy on urban environmental management in Uganda. Suggestions for effective urbanization policy and urban environmental management conclude the paper. Bibliogr., sum.