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Authors: Dejene Mulugeta
Advisors: Dr. Ing. Ashenafi Gossaye,
Copyright: 2005
Date Added: 20-Oct-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Urban development especially planned urban development is a recent phenomena in the history of urban development in the Ethiopian context in general and particularly in Addis Ababa. Various attempts were made to guide the development of Addis Ababa in a planned manner. Starting from the more traditional city organization of Empress 'Taitu', implementation of portions of the other successive Master Plans have contributed their share for the birth of the present urban form of Addis Ababa. The preparation and implementation of Local development plans has become a very visible phenomenon as a means to implement the Master Plans of Addis Ababa since the 1986 MP. Since then various LDPs have been prepared and implemented. As described in the introductory part the purpose of this thesis is to conduct a research on the two main areas concerning the LDPs of Addis Ababa, namely, the challenges and the impacts of implementing LDPs in Addis Ababa. In trying to answer the posed research questions an effort was made to make the research as comprehensive as possible. Hence, possible areas that are linked to LDP implementation such as plan preparation trends, institutional and legal setup for LDP preparation and implementation and the socio -economic impacts of implementing LDPs in Addis Ababa are touched upon in a fairly detailed manner. In the case study section, the case of kaza-INCHIS / ECA LDP is researched to show to the reader the impact and the challenges of LDP implementation in the inner-city areas of Addis Ababa. In the final analysis the research has concluded that the introduction of LDPs has brought about a positive change in creating planned urban development in spite of the problems created in the process of implementing the LDPs in both the physical and socio-economic arenas. Problems are seen in the area of the nature of the plans prepared in that the plans are only two dimensionally conceived, prepared and implemented and that the three dimensional aspect of them is left to grow by chance. Socio-economically it was found out that implementing LDPs in the inner-city areas of Addis Ababa such as the ECA LDP has caused the disruption of the socio-economic x life of the low and middle income inner-city residents of Addis Ababa. Financial, institutional and legal problems are also seen as the major problems that hinder the implementation of LDPs in Addis Ababa.
Description: A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Science in Urban Design and Planning
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1519
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