|dc.description.abstract||Industrial sites and residential areas are major Lend using in
any urban setting. Industrial sites do bear a lot of relationship
within themselves as well as with other urban land-uses. The relationship
between industrial sites & residential areas is particularly
important in terms of where industrial employees will stay.
Secondly, the location of an industrial site near a residential area
may imply or result into a lot of environmental hazards depending on
the type of industrial activities taking place there.
The view amongst Planners like Ebnezar Howard has been that indust-
rial sites should be located as far apart as possible from residential
areas so as to minimise environmental nuisances such as noise, smoke
or smell. At tle same time, some planners have advocated that there
should be a relationship between industrial sites and industrial
employees' place of residence, so as to minimise journey to work.
In this thesis, an attempt is made to establish the factors or
forces behind the existing location of industrial sites and the location
of residential areas with particular emphasis on industrial em-
ployees' place of residence, the Government's role in providing insititutional
houses for low-income group most of whom are industrial employees,
the impact of industrial activities en to the neighbouring
residential areas, and hew the journey to work influences the choice of
place of residence for the industrial employees in Kampala.
Data obtained indicates chat industrial employees in Kampala do
not actually live near their place of work, that there is little
provision by the Government; for Low-income hou.sinq which can be afforded
by industrial employees and that most of the low-income housing is
provided by the private sector.
In view of these findings there is need for
Government to embark on a housing programme for t.h e Low-in ncome group
as this would certainly cater for the industrial employee that such
a programme should be suppli.me nted by intensification of public transport
services not only within industrial areas ti1emselveo:. but also
between industrial areas and industrial employees place of residence
that there is need to set up industrial employees' trade unions to
take care of their interests. Finally, that there is need to revise
and modify the present industrial location policy for future planning