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Title: Urban sprawl and its impacts on land use change in Central Ethiopia
Authors: Dadi, Diriba
Azadi, Hossein
Senbeta, Feyera
Abebe, Ketema
Taheri, Fatemeh
Stellmacher, Till
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: URBAN FORESTRY & URBAN GREENING, 16, p. 132-141
Abstract: This study aimed to understand the major drivers of urban sprawl and its impacts on land use conversion in the pen-urban kebeles of the Dukem town, Central Ethiopia. GIS software was used to create status and location maps of industries out of the GPS data. The results from qualitative data obtained from interviews and focus group discussions showed that more land was used beyond the total size of land allocated initially planned for. Furthermore, urban sprawl has also caused an extensive agricultural land conversion (ALC) that has seriously affected agricultural production. Industrialization, residential expansion and infrastructure development were identified as the leading drivers of ALC that negatively affects the size of cultivated land and food crop production in the hinterlands. In contrast with government policies and community expectations, most converted lands had a very low development status and some of them were underdeveloped and demonstrated leapfrog sprawling.
Notes: [Dadi, Diriba; Abebe, Ketema] Univ Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Inst Architecture Bldg Construct & City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [Azadi, Hossein] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, Hasselt, Belgium. [Azadi, Hossein] Univ Liege, Econ & Rural Dev, B-4000 Liege, Belgium. [Azadi, Hossein] Univ Ghent, Dept Geog, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. [Senbeta, Feyera] Univ Addis Ababa, Ctr Environm & Dev, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. [Taheri, Fatemeh] Khuzestan Ramin Agr & Nat Resources Univ, Mollasani, Khuzestan, Iran. [Stellmacher, Till] Univ Bonn, Ctr Dev Res ZEF, Bonn, Germany.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/22723
DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2016.02.005
ISI #: 000384913200015
ISSN: 1618-8667
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2017
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