Urban and Regional Planning

Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2016

  • Decentralization of Power and Local Autonomy in Ethiopian Federal System: A Look at Two Decades Experiment

    Kena Deme Jebessa

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2016
    Pages: 45-58
    Received: 24 June 2016
    Accepted: 15 July 2016
    Published: 6 August 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20160103.11
    Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to undertake an academic assessment on the practice of prevailing decentralization in ensuring good governance at local government in Ethiopia. Although politics is the driving force behind devolution in most countries, fortunately, decentralization may be one of those instances where good politics and economics ma... Show More
  • Livelihood Survival Strategies in Declining Towns of Sub Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nkongsamba, Cameroon

    Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi, Ndi Humphrey Ngala, Essame Ewoba Serge Alain

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2016
    Pages: 59-67
    Received: 30 July 2016
    Accepted: 8 August 2016
    Published: 18 September 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20160103.12
    Abstract: Sub Saharan Africa’s economic meltdown which could be traced from the 1980s had a toll on export agriculture which served as a springboard for some urban economies. Such an economic malaise was greeted by a loss of urban vitality leading to urban decline. Ever since this unwanted phenomenon crept into the urban scene, urban geographers have largely... Show More