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Regional Planning and Governance for Sustainable Development in Addis Ababa and Its Surrounding Towns

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The rapid expansion of Addis Ababa into peri-urban areas has resulted in detrimental effect such as the loss of agricultural land, forest degradation, and worsened livelihoods. With a significant influx of people from both Addis Ababa and its rural areas, the Oromia Special Zone surrounding Finfinnee has experienced rapid urban growth. This phenomenon exemplifies how areas can quickly expand from the city center to the outskirts, resulting in land grabbing and peri-urbanization. Unfortunately, the city's governance system makes land expropriation decisions based on immediate needs, without considering the current capacity and demographic dynamics. Empirical data shows that these plans have not effectively managed the increasing urbanization. To achieve sustainable urban development, it is crucial to understand population growth rates and the expansion of urban areas. Therefore, a comprehensive study aims to investigate the continuous urban growth in Addis Ababa and its surrounding towns. The most effective approach to address conflicts and promote sustainable development involves regional planning, good governance, coordinated economic development, environmental preservation, and efficient utilization of urban land. By adopting an Ethiopian mindset and acting at the regional level, this strategy can foster social equity, economic stability, and environmental viability.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20241001.12
Published in International Journal of Sustainable Development Research (Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2024)
Page(s) 9-15
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Regional Planning, Peri-Urban Areas, Special Zone

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  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Addis Ababa University Institute of EiABC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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