Nakuru Strategic Structure Plan.

Citation:
Osengo C. Nakuru Strategic Structure Plan.. Nairobi; 1999.

Report Date:

1999

Abstract:

Nakuru Town is the farming capital of Kenya. It is located in the Rift Valley within the rich agricultural highlands, formerly known as "The white Highlands" locally the town is sandwiched between the scenic Menengai crater to the North and Lake Nakuru national park to the south. There has been a tremendous increase in its population over the past three decades. This has led to an increase in the demand for basic services and infrastructure such as housing, water and sanitation, roads among others. This in turn has put a strain on the available resources and increased challenges to the municipal council to meet the needs of the town's inhabitants.

In view of the foregoing, there was an urgent need to initial planning and management interventions to improve the quality and efficiency of urban life and social economic activities respectively. If on this basis that the strategies structure planning process sponsored by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) in partnership with Department of Urban and Regional Planning . Physical Planning Department prepared the Nakuru Strategic Structure plan. This will enable the council to respond to the aforementioned planning and management challenges.

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