Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 16-38
Assessing the Social, Cultural, Economic and Environmental Conditions of Nambale Town in Busia County, Kenya
Okusimba George Omusotsi, Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Alima Tovesi Dennis, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Cheboi John Kilimo, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Machoka Alex, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Kurgat Kevin Kipchirchir, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Jepchirchir Cynthia, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Lagat Mercy, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Ngoko Wycliffe Oloo, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Kisera Fredrick Ogutu, Department of Environmental Monitoring, Planning and Management, University of Eldoret, Eldoret, Kenya
Received: Mar. 4, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 9, 2019;       Published: May 7, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20190401.13      View  229      Downloads  40
Abstract
The preparation of an Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP) for an urban center requires a grasp of the situation in terms of issues and challenges facing the residents of that particular urban center. The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats can then be analyzed and the planning process approached in an integrated manner. The integration is not only in terms of sectors, but also the stakeholders including the public and urban management. Nambale town is a vibrant urban establishment along the Mumias-Busia highway and one of the towns within Busia County, Kenya. This study sought to carry out a situation analysis of Nambale town with a view of bringing out issues that will inform the preparation of an IUDP. Data from different sectors (Education, Housing, Economic sector, Health, Recreation, Transport, Energy, Environment, Water and Security) was collected, analyzed and presented. Questionnaires, key informant interviews and consultative meetings were some of the methods that were used to collect the data. The data gathered and information generated will hopefully assist in the preparation of an IUDP and result in a sustainable and resilient urban Nambale.
Keywords
Nambale, Social, Cultural, Economic, Environmental Conditions
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Okusimba George Omusotsi, Alima Tovesi Dennis, Cheboi John Kilimo, Machoka Alex, Kurgat Kevin Kipchirchir, Jepchirchir Cynthia, Lagat Mercy, Ngoko Wycliffe Oloo, Kisera Fredrick Ogutu, Assessing the Social, Cultural, Economic and Environmental Conditions of Nambale Town in Busia County, Kenya, Urban and Regional Planning. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 16-38. doi: 10.11648/j.urp.20190401.13
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