Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
Start Year: 2008
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https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0642[Article Number: BCE420655706]
Land use/land cover change is a general term for the modification and conversion of the earth’s surface by human and natural factors. Land cover is the physical and biological cover of the surface. Land use covers the results of human activities for the exploitation of it. The objective of this study was to detect land cover/use changes in Andasa Watershed between the years 1995 to 2015. The... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0662[Article Number: 54A134655711]
This study attempted to analyze the factors affecting the escalation of informal settlements in Wolkite town. The study also explored the land use/land cover changes of the study area for the last 30 years, which is 1984-2014. Both primary and secondary data were used for the purpose of this study. Primary data sources includes questionnaire, interview and observation while secondary data sources were reports,... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0668[Article Number: BEF7B7467069]
This study investigated the level of perception and understanding of local government staff about environmental sustainability tools and implementations in the city of Istanbul in Turkey. It employed qualitative methods and the data was collected via interview method. The study adapted Bostancı’s eco-municipality researches to investigate sustainability tools of municipalities in Turkey. According to this... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0647[Article Number: ECD543266268]
This study aims to investigate the key factors which determine access to public transport service in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria. Data were collected based on ten public transport access levels indicators namely: Safety, transport fare, bus availability, comfort level, speed on transit, delays at parks, bus stops and on transit highway, adherence to estimated arrival time, adherence to... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0664[Article Number: E9277F566270]
Properly organized data is vital for appropriate statistics and theories. In this study, it was hypothesized that raw tropical cyclone (TC) data labeled with the current Gregorian time system, dampened the dominant signals and order in the data. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore and reorganize the data, using the TianGan-DiZhi (T-D) calendar. All 6 h TC records in 60 sidereal years over the western... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0641[Article Number: BA1C51166281]
Cities in Nigeria have been experiencing exceptional changes in terms of population and spatial extent. The rapid rate of these growths and the inadvertent expansion of cities have resulted in several negative consequences. This research is aimed at evaluating the physical and commuting pattern of selected peri-urban settlements. The objectives are to examine the availability of utilities, services and infrastructure;... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0648[Article Number: 5B5442D65909]
The traditional approach to pursuit of sustainable urban development involves an integrated, long-term planning process based on a series of environmental, economic, equity and livability societal values, for creating healthy and prosperous communities that not only meet the physical needs but also the aspirations of their residents. Urban land plays a central role as the material basis of this process; therefore,... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0629[Article Number: 25EAB3765915]
The Kenya government together with development partners has embarked on the development of informal settlements. Mombasa County has more than 70 informal settlements; information about the settlements and their relationship to the existing cadastral spatial layer covering the entire Mombasa County needs to be determined in order to support decision making for sustainable development. This study evaluates the Social... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0632[Article Number: 60FA6BF65917]
In Ethiopia, land tenure insecurity is one of the major factors that affect the productivity of smallholder agriculture and sustainable development. The present government of Ethiopia designed and implemented rural land registration and certification program in the four major regions to enhance the land tenure security of peasants. The aim of this study was to investigate factors that affect land tenure security of... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2015.0483[Article Number: C85C2A465567]
As many cities in the global South are expanding rapidly, their urban form and built environment transforms and thus people’s travel demand and behaviour. This paper investigates how the built environment on district level influences individuals’ travel behavior and rationales for activity and mode choice in two Bangkok districts. Findings shows that individuals in the sparse outer district – who... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0643[Article Number: 4C7023B65573]
Geothermal power is one of the safest and environment friendly energy worldwide. It has been harvested in Kenya since 1956 with most potential sites being along the Rift Valley. There are surface manifestations such as hot springs and mudpools that are visible. Different methods of exploration are usually applied, including geophysical, geochemical and geological methods. This paper highlights different geothermal... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2016.0610[Article Number: 6FC6C6365177]
This paper presents a qualitative assessment of the institutional arrangements for public water supply to rural communities of the Enugu State, Nigeria, in order to isolate strategies that can enhance institutional strengthening and improve service delivery in the area. The data used were obtained through questionnaire surveys, field observations and from records in the states agencies responsible for public water... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2016.0606[Article Number: 5EB549565180]
Approaches that bridge the technology and knowledge gaps between policy makers and local communities towards natural resource management are required. This study employed participatory Geographical Information System (PGIS) to assess and identify drivers of land use and land cover changes in Nguruman Sub-catchment. Data were collected following a focus group discussion (FGDs) during which a resource mapping exercise was... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0631[Article Number: 14E0B6265197]
One of the greatest changes that have occurred in the last century in developing countries is the urban growths which have produced more slums in our cities. The study examines the physical conditions in Makoko, an urban slum in Lagos, Nigeria. Geographical information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) technologies were used, in a post classification, to model possible land use changes in the area overtime. It also... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2016.0614[Article Number: 0E4C56F64811]
Municipal solid waste (MSW) has contributed significantly to flooding in the Lagos metropolis. This study examined the volume of MSW generated using per capita waste generation, projected population, quantity of MSW collected and deposited at six landfills sites from 2007 to 2013. One thousand and twenty-five copies of a structured questionnaire were administered to obtain data. The points where MSW blocked drainage... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2016.0603[Article Number: 057FE3964815]
This paper analyses the trend in rainfall and water balance characteristics of Awka, Nigeria using the monthly rainfall data retrieved from the archives of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency in Lagos from 1976 to 2015. The tools employed for the study are linear regression analysis, cumulative sum (CUSUM) technique, Walter’s cumulative index analysis and Thornthwaite’s method. Rainfall was observed to have... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2016.0578[Article Number: 426F41864821]
This study makes use of Markov chains modeling to predict sprawl and pattern of land use change in Akure region. Efforts were made to examine the trend of the expansion using Aerial Imagery Interpolation (AII). It focuses on overlaying of Landsat TM imageries of 1986, 2002, 2007 and 2014 to determine the land use changes and extent of expansion between 1985 and 2014. The land use were classified and displayed in colors... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0628[Article Number: 651800164320]
This paper presents findings of a study on the effectiveness of forest resource governance on the performance of the REDD+ project in the Masito-Ugalla ecosystem in Uvinza district, western Tanzania through transparency, accountability, participation and integrity. The study was conducted in Ilagala, Karago and Kirando villages with the objective of understanding the effects of forest resources governance on REDD+... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2017.0637[Article Number: ECEB48464326]
This study was conducted in Palestine, the Gaza strip in Khan Younis City. The study aimed at analyzing petrol stations locations in Khan Younis City. It used geographic information system (GIS) based multi standard analysis. 25 petrol stations are available in Khan Younis City, distributed in 11 neighborhoods. A preview was created about the different petrol stations in Khan Younis City. This outline includes the... Read more.
https://doi.org/10.5897/JGRP2016.0605[Article Number: 74A103B64330]
Due to the rising demands of fuels combined with efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emission, countries all over the world are looking for alternative clean energy sources such as biofuel. Ethiopia imports a huge amount of fuel each year and to supplement its energy needs efforts are underway for biofuel development. Despite this, comprehensive assessments of the suitable sites for biofuel feedstocks are lacking. This... Read more.
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