An analysis of the role of planning on urban development a case study of Musoma municipality in Tanzania

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Kampala International University, Faculty of Social Sciences
Urbanization is a phenomenon which is laking place at a faster rate that ever before. This has resulted into rapid urban transfom1ation in man's way of life.The growth of towns leads to social, environmental, economic, and other serious problems. Amongst social problems are overcrowding of areas and homes, a pancity of social and health services. increased robbery, crime. violence. prostitution and conflict between ethnic. political or special interest groups of people.Economically. the highly demanded services and lack of sufficient jobs for the increased population. Problems of housing, traffic congestion, physical planning, and control of development normally result.This paper gives an analysis of the role of planning in urban areas with Musoma Municipality as a case study. It is observed that urban development in Musoma The municipality is as a result of factors like location of Musoma,It has been found that with the rapid growth of Musoma Municipal Council, has been the emergence of problems of rapid urban development mentioned earlierThe survey revealed that, the Municipal authorities have stmied to embark on plmming which will comb down the emergency of slums and inadequacy of the services. The plan however calls for resources and dedication for its successful implementation. Although plmming may anticipate the needs for jobs, shelter, transportation, education, health and recreation. its effectiveness is limited to putting restraints on private property rights and providing incentives to influence individual choices. In the first chapter, a historical background of the area of study, objectives, significance, scope, hypothesis. research questions, will be discussed. Chapter Two covers "the theoretical framework of urbanization", rapid urban development and other concepts in the study. ( chapter three concentrates on the research methodology. The methodology used in collection of' data was oral interview. Tables have been used for illustrations. Chapter Four covers the presentation, analysis and interpretation of data, while Chapter Five presents the author's summary. conclusion and recommendations.
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Social Sciences in partial fulfillment for the requirement for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University
analysis, planning, urban development