Problems and Opportunities of Urban Design Strategies in Addis Ababa: the Case of Bisrate Gebrlel And jemo I

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Addis Ababa University


Urban design strategies are one of the means to create better quality of life, environment, and ways of using resources effectively and in general a means to meet the basic social, cultural, physiological and other needs. Addis Ababa is one of the cities that are developing at an alarming rate with strategies of urban design and development using multifaceted structures and collaborators to achieve the above needs among other things. Hence, the aims of this thesis is to investigate the problems and opportunities of these urban design strategies and finally to show the findings through a method of case studies. Therefore, the findings show shortcomings on collaborations among different stakeholders and professionals, codes and regulations, public participations, motivation to implement plans, and its integration to review and control of plans during designing, implementation and post implementation processes