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A case study of urban Nairobi

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NAIROBI Urban A Case Study of * A developing world city * Urban growth in an economically developing country * Housing problems and strategies in an economically developing country Why is there migration to Nairobi? The Urban Pulls to the city * Good employment prospects * Tall beautiful buildings * Good cheap communications * Good public utilities-water, electricity, hospitals * Smart clean people * Centre of Kenya * Recreational facilities * Good shopping facilities * Self-advancement * Enjoyable social life. The pushes from the countryside * Drought * Famine * War * Not enough government funding * Not enough work * Thinking that the city is better Problems of living in Nairobi * Housing problems * Theft * Thugs * Car accidents * Violence * Sewage systems * Unemployment * ...read more.


Unemployment Although the prospect of employment is one of the main reasons for migration to Nairobi it is in fact not a reality. There is very little employment for people coming from the country and the employment that there is is such low pay that it is not possible to support yourself or a family on it. The problem of unemployment leads to all the other problems. Without employment the people have no money so they have to live in shanty towns where the crime, facilities, violence and cleanliness are all at a much worse standard than in the rich areas. Violence and Crime There is a very high crime and violence rate due to lack of money and policing. ...read more.


Sites and Services Scheme The city council have begun to create a scheme where each family pays the council a small rent for a site connected to running water, sewerage and electricity. A good point of this is that it keeps the peoples self-esteem and does not make them feel like a charity case. Also in this scheme the rent is small enough that the people can afford it. The council are impressed with the way the scheme has gone so they are making more plots available. Possibilities for the Future In the long term one solution would be to improve life in the villages. This would mean bringing in services such as health care, water, transport and improving farming conditions. However this will take a long time. ...read more.

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