DEVELOPMENT OF URBANIZATION IN KENYA
OBUDHO, R A
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All countries of the World can be conveniently classified into industrial countries and developing countries because of the international dualism in science and technology which characterizes most of the economic landscape. Intra-polarization (dualism within a country), of development is also a phenomenon where the spatial system has been dichotomized between growth centers and the lagging regions. This dichotomy has been prevalent among the central places of the African countries where it has been portrayed in the form of modern urban centers versus traditional periodic markets. Until recently these two sub-systems of central places have been relating, but not interacting, with each other. This study has analyzed the problem of dualism within the urban system using central-place theory and has also shown how dualism can be reduced by well-organized spatial and regional planning. In order to study the evolution, problems, and prospects of dualism of development, we used Kenya as a case study.
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
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