The Process of Implementation
Urban growth need not in principle create a bad environment. Properly planned and controlled it should enhance, not detract from, environmental quality by relieving pressure on the countryside, by providing goods and services in quantity and diversity, and by presenting opportunities for new and attractive habitats and ways of life. Moreover, urbanisation is an essential element in national economic and social development. Only in urban concentrations can the economies of scale necessary for industrial development be achieved; only there can the services necessary for rapid social development be efficiently provided. It is therefore important, particularly for developing countries, that urban growth and the location of settlements should be planned as an integral part of economic and social development.
KeywordsLocal Authority Urban Land Human Settlement Urban Growth Public Participation
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