Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 389

Table of Content: June, 2013; 6(4)

June 2013

Planning conflicts at the border: Interrogating Umguza-Bulawayo peri-urban survival strategies by large and small plot-holder farmers in Zimbabwe

  This paper explores and examines the different perceptions, attitudes and practices by the large and small plot-holder farmers in the Umguza-Bulawayo peri-urban. The study emanates from the fact that there is lack in the uniformitarian approach in increasing subdivisions of plots in the Umguza-Bulawayo boundary. Some plot-holders, who are commercial-biased, are ready to subdivide their pieces of land while...

Author(s):   Buhle Dube and Innocent Chirisa        

June 2013

Urban spatial structure and work trip patterns in South-western Nigeria: The example of Ilesa

  Many studies on urban work trips in Nigeria have focused on major urban centres like Lagos, Kano and Ibadan which are the main commercial and industrial centres. Studies of urban spatial structure and work trips patterns in medium sized cities and towns like Akure, Ilesa, Ondo and Osogbo in South-Western Nigeria have received little or no attention. The fewness of these studies has made it difficult to have...

Author(s):   Adetunji, M. A. and Aloba, O.        

June 2013

House-form and day-lighting: A spatial evaluation of residents’ satisfaction in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

  This study examines the adequacy of natural lighting in the different house forms across the residential zones of Ogbomoso, based on the satisfaction rating of residents. Households from sampled houses across the residential zones of the city were interviewed on their level of satisfaction with natural lighting in their apartments. Comparisons were made between the satisfaction levels in the indigenous, high...

Author(s):   Atolagbe A. M. O.      

June 2013

Intensity of in-seeing disabled population in Maharashtra State of India –Census 2001

  As per the census of India about 1.62% population of Maharashtra state is found disabled. In the total disabled population of the state, the proportion of in-seeing disabled persons is ranked first. In rural areas, proportion of in-seeing disabled population is near about two times more than the urban areas. The proportion of in-seeing disabled males is also significantly higher than that of the...

Author(s):   Misrilal Bhadu Chavan    

June 2013

The role of urban agriculture in the development of middle-sized towns: Cases from East Africa

  This paper argues that urban agriculture can be transformed from its present underdeveloped status to a thriving sector in African towns, thus contributing to employment creation, income generation and the provision of food. Using three examples from East Africa (Nakuru, Morogoro and Mbeya), first, the present situation is described from a town’s perspective, thereby focusing on resource allocation...

Author(s):   Dick Foeken    

June 2013

Interpretation of surface water quality using principal components analysis and cluster analysis

  Variety approaches are being used to interpret the concealed variables that determine the variance of observed water quality of various source points. A considerable proportion of these approaches are statistical methods, multivariate statistical techniques in particular. The use of multivariate statistical technique(s) is/are required when the number of variables is large and greater than two for easy and...

Author(s):   A. O. Ayeni and A. S. O. Soneye        

June 2013

Exploring variations in income growth in Southeastern United States

  The rise in gross incomes and the decline in poverty in rural areas are considered evidence of economic restructuring and technological development efforts in last three decades in the United States. However, these positive effects of transformations in rural areas still do not match the rate of economic growth enjoyed by urban areas. This paper examined income convergence in 875 counties of the 10-state...

Author(s):   Buddhi R. Gyawali, Anquinette Hill, Swagata “Ban” Banerjee, Duncun Chembezi,James Bukenya, Colmore Christian and Maifan Silitonga