A COMPERATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF LAND USE ZONING ON VEGETATION COVER IN MUTHAIGA AND DONHOLM ESTATES OF THE CITY OF NAIROBI,KENYA

This research study entails a comperative analysis of the effects of land use zoning on vegetation cover in Muthaiga and Donholm estates, Nairobi, Kenya. The study sought to establish whether there is a relationship between land use zoning and loss of vegetation in the study area. For this study, two residential estates that were initially agricultural areas and later re-zoned for residential land use were chosen i.e. Muthaiga estate and Donholm estate.

SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF INVOLUNTARY RESETTLEMENT DURING LARGE SCALE WATER INFRUSTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF THIKA DAM

World Bank Environment Department’s (WBED) estimates that roughly 10 million people are displaced each year due to infrastructure development construction. Although such projects can bring enormous benefits to countries, they also inflict social and economic costs, which are every so often borne by local citizens of the respective countries. Robinson (2003) points out that millions of people around the world have suffered due to development induced resettlement resulting to loss of assets and livelihood. 

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