Toward sustainable rural land use planning practices in Botswana
Cavric, Blanko I.
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Due to a number of emerging problems with the current practice of using a partial approach to Botswana’s rural planning and development, it is gradually becoming necessary to move towards the adoption of an integral approach, which focuses on both rural settlement and its countryside, as a unique territory and functional entity. Currently, the rural areas are experiencing three processes: (a) depopulation, ageing of population and reduction of its most productive cohort because of rural–urban migration and the influence of AIDS; (b) gradual de-agrarisation and uncontrolled rural urbanisation, especially in the fringe zones of the major towns and cities like Gaborone and the major urban villages; and (c) poor use of land and inadequate use of land, according to its capability and suitability, land tenure and ownership. All of the above mentioned and some other negative impacts should be investigated before making, approving, implementing and renewing of different planning documents. Production of an integrated rural plan for rural settlements and countryside is a way to revive and reaffirm Botswana’s rural communities. Through its implementation, an integrated rural plan can have a positive contribution in solving existing land use problems and resource depletion. During this procedure the same attention has to be paid to regulatory urban land use elements for rural settlements, together with development of land use elements that are important for countryside planning Show more
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Institut für Raum- und Landschaftsentwicklung
PublisherIRL, ETH Zürich
SubjectCOUNTRYSIDE PLANNING + RURAL AREA PLANNING (PHYSICAL PLANNING); BOTSWANA (SOUTHERN AFRICA). REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA; NACHHALTIGE ENTWICKLUNG; BOTSUANA (SÜDLICHES AFRIKA). REPUBLIK BOTSUANA; BEVÖLKERUNGSZUWACHS IN STÄDTISCHEN GEBIETEN + LANDFLUCHT (RAUMPLANUNG); PLANUNG IM LÄNDLICHEN RAUM + LÄNDLICHE PLANUNG (RAUMPLANUNG); NACHHALTIGE LANDWIRTSCHAFT; SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE; RURAL DEVELOPMENT (PHYSICAL PLANNING); POPULATION GROWTH IN BUILT-UP AREAS + RURAL EXODUS (PHYSICAL PLANNING); SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; LÄNDLICHE ENTWICKLUNG (RAUMPLANUNG)
Organisational unit03172 - Schmid, Willy A.
02656 - Institut für Raum- und Landschaftsentwicklung (IRL) / Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development (IRL)
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