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dc.contributor.author Gwebu, T.D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-08T13:59:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-08T13:59:51Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Gwebu, T.D. (2003) Environmental problems among low income urban residents: an empirical analysis of old Naledi-Gaborone, Botswana, Habitat International, Vol. 27, pp. 407–427 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0197-3975
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/496
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the profile, dynamics and dimensions ofenvironm ental problems at Old Naledi, a low income urban neighbourhood in Gaborone, the capital city ofBotsw ana. It is based on documentary and field research. The field research has a participatory component involving meetings, discussions and open- ended interviews with the interested and affected persons. It also involves the administration of a structured survey questionnaire to 171 resident respondents. The main findings ofthe study are that residents have made great efforts in improving the availability of the housing stock. However, in the process they have failed to abide by the stipulated Development Control code and Urban Development Standards. This essentially reflects the increasing non-affordability of land and costs of construction materials to urban low income groups due to evolving state policy in the provisioning ofshelt er. The direct result has been a congested, overcrowded settlement. Because ofthis , and a rapidly increasing population, there has been underservicing and the emergence oflif e-threatening home and neighbourhood environmental problems. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pergamon, www.elsevier.com/locate/habitatint en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.subject Low-income en_US
dc.subject Urban neighbourhood en_US
dc.subject Urban environmental problems en_US
dc.title Environmental problems among low income urban residents: an empirical analysis of old Naledi-Gaborone, Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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