Nairobi county: a survey of selected developers of mega projects in Nairobi north
Kimathi, Samantha W
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how urban communities and towns had been worked throughout the previous a few centuries with particular elements, for example, walkable pieces and lanes, lodging and shopping in closeness, and open spaces. This study looked to analyze the idea of new urbanism and its standards in Kenya. The study topic entailed factors influencing development of new urbanism in Kenya with a survey of selected developers of mega projects in Nairobi north. The study investigated the effect of environmental management, urban policy formulation, land acquisition and funding on development of new urbanism. This study was grounded on modernization theory because new urbanism is a dynamic move from a pre-current or conventional to an advanced society. The exploration outline that guided this study was a spellbinding examination plan. The study target populace comprised of 55 respondents with a specimen edge of 40 respondents who were provided with polls. The researche achieved a response rate of 75% representing 30 individuals from Two Rivers Mall in Runda, Garden City along Thika Road, Avic Project in Chiromo, Le’Mac project Waiyaki Way and CTDLT in Westlands that filled their questionnaires. They were categorized to Construction Managers, Lead Engineer, Quality Manager, Environmental Compliance Manager and safety manager. A sample size of 40 respondents was flexible in referrence to 70% of the target population as defined by Kothari, (2004).Primary data was collected through the use of questionnaires and a statistical summary applied by use of graphs, charts, tables, percentages and multilinear regression while secondary data was obtained from content analysis. From the analysis of the respondents it was evidence that the developers are required to observe safety if hazardous substances are produced, this had a support base with the highest mean of 4.8333. The study findings indicated that there was a positive correlation between factors influencing development and new urbanism. The study prescribed support for advancement of urbanism in that it makes occupation to lion's share of Kenyans, however such activities ought to hold fast to natural direction that is intended to guarantee there is wellbeing to the specialists and protection of the earth as well. In light of the extent of the study, the scientist recommended another study to be done to develop the example size and do comparable research in other metropolitan urban areas in Kenya.
University of Nairobi
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