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Title: Impact of zoning on land use in peri urban areas, city of Kigali, Rwanda
Authors: Hakuzwiyaremye, Noel
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2017
Abstract: Zoning plans are primary land use controls used as urban regulation. They are used to guide the development of cities and serve as a tool for implementation of policies. This study aims at assessing the effect of zoning plans in the peri-urban areas of Kicukiro District of City of Kigali in Rwanda. The study analyses the registered land use categories as against proposed land uses in zoning plans for 2025 and 2040 and assesses the possible challenges of implementation. Geographic Information System was used to detect the alterations in current registered land use categories in the study area. Cluster selection was performed using cadastral map of the study area to group current land use categories and results were analyzed. Interviews and questionnaires were also used to assess the participation of the community and its understanding of the zoning plans. The results revealed that by 2025 current agriculture land will decrease by 36%, residential use will increase by 41% while commercial use will increase by 600%. In 2040 the residential land use will increase to 149% and agriculture use will no longer appear in the land use plan of the area. The data obtained indicate that participation of the community in developing the zoning plans was very minimal. It is recommended that since the zoning plans will alter the livelihoods of the community members significantly, sensitization of communities on the zoning plans will be essential for effective implementation.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Geomatic Engineering, College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment for requirements of Masters of Geomatic Engineering, 2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10396
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