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Title: Satellite City and its Importance for Urban Socio economic Development, the case of Addis Ababa and its Surrounding Towns
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Jemal Abagissa (PhD)
Yonatan, wodajo
Keywords: Addis Ababa;Satellite City;Urban Development
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: A.A.U
Abstract: The unprecedented pace of urbanisation in Addis Ababa has created a sense of urgency to address the agglomeration effect of urban facilities, particularly in social and physical infrastructure of the city. This thesis examines the socio economic trends in Addis Ababa, and considers alternative responses through the lens of satellite city development in surrounding towns of Addis Ababa. It illustrate the positive prospect of satellite city to increasing the socioeconomic and physical infrastructure of urban land use, transport and buildings; access to improving water, waste management and other facilities. Therefore, in order to address those issues, the researcher used primary data collected through structured questionnaire, Key informant interview and referred to secondary source of data. As result, the collected data and information were compiled, analyzed and finally, puts in the form of manageable to presentation. Hence, the outcomes of this thesis provides specific attention to urban area to introduce the satellite city concept for major towns in the surrounding towns of Addis Ababa and the study highlight the general profile of surrounding towns and also incorporate the brief study of Gelan, Dukem, Suluta, Burayu, Holeta, Sebeta on the loop around Addis one which serves a significant regional function for northern, southern, eastern and western part of Addis Ababa. These towns have important land holdings and resources in the areas and can achieve the required outcome with an appropriately developed Master Plan. These towns has planned future role of the town related functions could be allowed to develop urban infrastructure facilities such as transport, housing, health facilities, water, sewerage, drainage and solid waste management to channelize their future growth and to enhance the sustainability of urban infrastructure. Accordingly, if these town well-articulated as satellite city form at which all facilities will be contained; ranging from economic activity (industry and commerce) and social services (education, health, house and leisure) It provides citizens more residential area, and thereby, improves the living quality of the people and also reflect the image, culture and wellbeing of the communities they serve, at the same time they play a dual role by serving both as satellite towns of Addis Ababa and capitals of the rural countries and thereby reduce the burdens of Addis Ababa in many ways.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Public Administration in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Public Administration
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