Urban and Regional Planning

Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016

  • The Influence of Socio-Economic Characteristics on Commercialization of Smallholder Dairy Value Chain Development in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

    Moses Ageya Kembe, Charles Ochola Omondi

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: 19 March 2016
    Accepted: 28 March 2016
    Published: 14 April 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20160101.12
    Abstract: Livelihoods of many rural households in developing economies majorly depend on smallholder farming activities. Smallholder dairy farming is the single largest component of agriculture in Kenya. Uasin Gishu County is the leading milk producer in Kenya with subsistence, semi-commercialized and commercialized farmers constituting 70%, 20% and 10% resp... Show More
  • Invasion of Wetlands in Kumasi by Informal Economic Activities and Consequences for Urban Management

    Richard Oduro Asamoah, Isaac Decard I - Nelson, Kwadwo Twumasi - Ampofo, Bettie Solomon - Ayeh, Kofi Offei - Nyako, John Solomon Ankrah

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016
    Pages: 11-16
    Received: 19 April 2016
    Accepted: 3 May 2016
    Published: 13 May 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20160101.13
    Abstract: Wetlands were considered as waste lands for breeding mosquitoes, home for all kinds of shanty settlements with no basic housing facilities. This study seeks to identify the effects of informal activities along wetland areas in Kumasi metropolitan specifically Sepe-Buokrom- Dichemso areas. The study was in a form of case study covering Sepe-Buokrom ... Show More
  • Assessment of Metropolitan Environment Sustainability with Use of Ecological Footprint Index (Case Study: Tehran Metropolis)

    Mohammad Javad Amiri, Shahrzad Bouzari, Sepideh Karimi

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, May 2016
    Pages: 17-22
    Received: 22 April 2016
    Accepted: 4 May 2016
    Published: 1 June 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20160101.14
    Abstract: Sustainable development is an environmental reaction to traditional development patterns emphasis on coordinating development in the economic, social and environmental dimensions simultaneously. It specially takes two fundamental principles of natural resources preservation and observance of people’s rights in future satisfaction of the natural res... Show More