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Urban Conservation In Kenya: A Re-think Of Sustainable Strategies

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,122 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000351

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

W.M. Sudi

Abstract

This paper attempts to critically review current practices in urban conservation in Kenya. At the moment urban conservation is concentrated along the coastal region and in particular in the historical towns of Lamu and Mombasa. It is being argued that the present approach is flawed and that there is a need of a "re-think" in terms of using alternative strategies if urban conservation is to achieve the intended outcome. There seem to have been some difficulties in reconciling the needs of the affected people and the objectives of the conservation process; an important pre-requisite towards successful and sustainable urban conservation. Public participation is being proposed as one of the possible strategies towards that sustainable urban conservation. 1 Introduction The practice of conserving th

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