Urban Environment - Case Study: Urban Growth in Nairobi

The key points on urban growth in Nairobi.

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Urban Growth in Nairobi

  • Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya
  • 60% of population lives in slums
  • largest slum is called Kibera
  • in Kibera, living conditions are awful
  • slum dwellers at risk of being thrown out
  • houses made of unsafe material
  • no clean sanitation
  • no access to clean water
  • drains run openly through slums
  • piles of rubbish everywhere
  • pollution is very high
  • rats and vermin infest the land
  • due to rats, disease is spread
  • large child mortality rates
  • high rates of violent crime
  • people afraid to leave houses after dark.
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