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Oxford Brookes University (2000)

Development and land management in semi-arid cities : approaches to sustainable development with particular reference to the city of Tripoli, Libya.

Elshukri, Mohamed A H.

Titre : Development and land management in semi-arid cities : approaches to sustainable development with particular reference to the city of Tripoli, Libya.

Auteur : Elshukri, Mohamed A H.

Université de soutenance : Oxford Brookes University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) : 2000

Résumé
The research is concerned with the impact of unsustainable urban land-use and development on a fragile environment in semi-arid lands. It examines the role of planning, development policies and people’s behaviour in land-use management and the development process in cities in developing countries. The first section of the thesis investigates the administrative mechanisms presenting an argument concerning the socio-economic, political and historical relationship between planning, development and the environment in cities. The section suggests as the root cause of environmental problems the role played by the short-term economic/political policies that have been implemented in the production and consumption of the urban environment in recent decades. The replication of the standards and experience of the West in planning and development in non-Western societies and the growth of a single city which plays a dominant role in the country and attracts a major share of national resources encouraging rural-urban migration are among the many consequences of this short-termism. The general impact of such policies on the built environment, on population growth and on land sustainability and the decision-making processes in developing countries is identified and compared with the situation in Libya. The second section of the thesis attempts to show the influence of local political, social, cultural and environmental circumstances on development and land use patterns in the semi-arid city. It examines individuals’ and Departments’ behaviour in land management and the development decision-making process, looking at the effects on the urban environment and the relations of people with the various public Departments involved in its production and consumption. The final section re-examines the key question in order to suggest guidelines and a framework for long-term land management in a semi-arid context, which is an essential requirement of land sustainability.In general terms the research suggests that the contemporary urban environment and development and land use practices are influenced by a set of relations which are socially, culturally and politically-based. By drawing upon the empirical investigation of the city of Tripoli, the second part of the thesis suggests that mechanisms for managing development and land use and their qualitative decision-making processes involve complex relations between Departments and individuals which are related to the patterns of their responsibility in the use of the built environment.

Annonce : EThOS (UK)

Accès au document : Proquest Dissertations & Theses

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