The Influence of Infrastructure on the pattern of urban growth: A Case study of waste management in Chuka town
'This study has been presented in order of introduction, background of the study area Government Policies on infrastructure provision and urban development., current. infrastructural facilites in Chuka, waste management.in Chuka, findings recommendat.ions and conclusions. This study sets out to establish and test the relationship between infrastructural facilities and growth small urban centres. Road network, water supply and electricity were singled out as most important for study. However, the study narrowed down to waste management in Chuka which constitute the key component. of the study. TIle relat.ionships between infrastructure and various deveIopment.a were eat.ab.lLsh, It was found out different physical deveIopment.a and economic activities of the town follow t.he road network. This is supported by the facts activities tend to concent.rate along the main routes; that is along TImci-Nkubu Road, KaanwaRoad and Kiangondu Road. The findings show that it is importance to plan for installation of basic infrastructure facilities such as roads network, water supply and electricity to go hand in hand wit.h the rate of physical deveIopment. of the town. Waste management in particular ought to be given special attention of it.s potential to degrade environment and harbour disease carrying organisms is not properly handled.