publication . Article . 2013

MANAGING FLOOD RISKS: LESSONS FROM KEKO MACHUNGWA INFORMAL SETTLEMENT IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

Tumpale Sakijege Sakijege;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: Indonesian Journal of Geography (issn: 0024-9521, eissn: 2354-9114, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitas Gadjah Mada
Abstract
Globally, world urban population has been increasing and by 2050 it is expected to reach 70% of the world population. This is a challenge because new settlements are emerging and most of them are taking place informally in developing countries. Forms of urbanization in developing countries are not in favor of poor people. As a result, majorities are forced to reside informally in areas prone to natural hazards in general and floods in particular. Literatures prove that informal settlements are a major factor in the increase of floods because most of them lack of basic infrastructures and there is poor coordination from the development activities. These together ...
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free text keywords: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, G, Geography (General), G1-922
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