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Author Maconachie, Roy.

Title Urban growth and land degradation in developing cities : change and challenges in Kano, Nigeria / Roy Maconachie.

Published Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.760966977 MACO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series Kings SOAS studies in development geography.
King's SOAS studies in development geography.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-192) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Sustainability, land degradation and peri-urban expansion -- 3. Historical background to fanning in the Kano close-settled zone -- 4. The area of study : the Kano close-settled zone -- 5. Land, soil and sustainable livelihoods -- 6. Urban pressure and woodland degradation : perceptions of tree cover change in the Kano close-settled zone -- 7. Water quality, urban waste and sustainability -- 8. Sustainability challenged? : seeing beyond Kano's 'political-ecological footprint'.
Summary "The peri-urban interface in poor countries is frequently an area of great dynamism and a focus of competition for basic resources. In Nigeria, peri-urban livelihood strategies have become an increasingly important survival mechanism in the context of rapid urban growth. This book uses an innovative combination of methodologies from both the natural and social sciences to examine recent developments in and around the city of Kano in northern Nigeria, and in doing so, provides insights into the sustainability of these livelihood strategies. Identifying some of the most significant forces that are currently shaping the process of peri-urban change, it argues that, despite the adoption of creative and ingenious strategies by many farmers, urban growth is having a considerable effect on the livelihood resilience of individuals, households and communities."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Urbanization -- Nigeria -- Kano Metropolitan Area.
Regional planning -- Nigeria -- Kano Metropolitan Area.
Land degradation -- Nigeria -- Kano Metropolitan Area.
Sustainable development -- Nigeria -- Kano Metropolitan Area.
ISBN 9780754648284 (alk. paper)
0754648281 (alk. paper)