Spatial dynamics and strategies for low-in come housing and infra-structure in Nairobi Kenya.
Lerna, Elipokea S.
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Inadequate housing and related infrastructure exacerbated by rapid urban growth has seriously affected the social and economic development in Kenya. This research seeks to analyse the spatial dynamics underlying the relatively successful strategies attempted by Kenya to meet the housing specifically, the research analyses the factors influencing needs of the low-income residents in Nairobi, Kenya. More location, layout, form and scale of low-income housi09. The research compares site and service schemes with Conventional housing extendable (core) housing; and squatter and slum upgrading, strategies adopted by the Government of Kenya (GOK) to provide low-income housing and related infrastructure in the characteristics of residents in these schemes and their different locations within the city of Nairobi. market, institutional and professional factors influencing location, layout and form of these schemes are examined.- In determining the scale of provision, emphasis is placed on the relative costs of schemes. Socio-economic surveys are used to determine reactions to the location, layout and form of the houses and layout, form and scale of provision, facilities provided or required Reconnaissance surveys wil~ be carried out to "map" the sampled schemes in terms of their location, layout, form, and on-site and off-site infrastructure. Recommendations are made as a means of solving current and future low-income housing problems with respect to location,
University of Nairobi
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