6.4  Urban planning in Ethiopia

In the past the development of urban areas has received less attention than the rural and agricultural sector in Ethiopia (Ayenew, 2008). In combination with the significant challenges of urban poverty, this has allowed unplanned urban development and the growth of slum areas with undeveloped services and the associated social, health and environmental problems. In response to these challenges the government devised a National Urban Development Policy.

6.3.4  Green spaces

6.4.1  National Urban Development Policy