The challenges of implementing new human settlement in the 21st Century.

Al Madani, MS
(2017) The challenges of implementing new human settlement in the 21st Century. Master of Philosophy thesis, University of Liverpool.

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There are many challenges for town and regional planning in the 21 century, due to the rise in the world’s population. It is forecast to be approximately two billion by 2050. In 2014, half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. (United Nations, 2014, p. 7). The big task for this century is to create new human settlements to meet the challenges of this population growth and increasing migration to towns and cities. Governments need to implement policies to improve the quality of life in both urban and rural areas. There are significant challenges, with an expected increase in demand for residential units, infrastructure and transport as well as the need to create more jobs (Hall, 2011; United Nations, 2014). The overall Aim of this thesis is to analyse the concept of the new human settlement and establish a framework that can be used for implementation of the new human settlement concept. The concept of new human settlements requires the integration of sustainability principles into the planning of new settlements. It seeks to further the wider agenda of sustainable development in urban and regional planning which aims at the management of urbanisation and urban growth to achieve a balance between economy, society and the environment in any development process, while ensuring the availability of resources and choices for future generations.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Philosophy)
Divisions: Fac of Science & Engineering > Faculty of Science and Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 10:22
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 07:42
DOI: 10.17638/03005717
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