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Urbanization as a Driver for Land Use Land Cover Change

Genetu Fekadu Akalu

ISBN 10: 3847318349 / ISBN 13: 9783847318347
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Paperback. 128 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.The study evaluated changes in land useland cover that occurred from 1957 to 1994 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to evaluate the extent of urbanization and its impact on the surrounding rural communities of the town. Results indicated that, significant urban expansion was occurred. The major expansion sites were; Abay mado, Merawi and Mota outlet. The principal factors contributed for the expansion were: population growth, housing demand and urban development policy. Land use land cover change also occurred as result of horizontal expansion and intensification of the town. These brought land cover changes mainly on; built up, forestland and water bodies in the town. The negative consequences outweigh the positives of the urban expansion. A total of 242. 2 hectares of farmlands have been encroached for urban land uses from sample households in the surrounding rural communities of the town. The livestock possessions per household head have been considerably reduced in the rural communities after land expropriation. According to prediction of regression model for the next 15 years 4768. 36 hectares of land will be encroached as a result of expansion of the town. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783847318347

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Title: Urbanization as a Driver for Land Use Land ...

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

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Book Type: Paperback

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The study evaluated changes in land use/land cover that occurred from 1957 to 1994 in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to evaluate the extent of urbanization and its impact on the surrounding rural communities of the town. Results indicated that, significant urban expansion was occurred. The major expansion sites were; Abay mado, Merawi and Mota outlet. The principal factors contributed for the expansion were: population growth, housing demand and urban development policy. Land use land cover change also occurred as result of horizontal expansion and intensification of the town. These brought land cover changes mainly on; built up, forestland and water bodies in the town. The negative consequences outweigh the positives of the urban expansion. A total of 242.2 hectares of farmlands have been encroached for urban land uses from sample households in the surrounding rural communities of the town. The livestock possessions per household head have been considerably reduced in the rural communities after land expropriation. According to prediction of regression model for the next 15 years 4768.36 hectares of land will be encroached as a result of expansion of the town.

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The author earned BA degree in Geography in 2003 from Addis Ababa University. He graduated with MSc. degree in Tropical Land Resources Management in 2010 at Mekelle University. Currently, he is lecturer in the department of Social Sciences, Geography and Environmental Studies, Aksum University.

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