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Urban growth of informal settlements (is)

Written By: Giorgio Nembrini
Monitoring of urban growth of informal settlements (IS) and population estimation (June 2002) from aerial photography and satellite imagingIn this article we describe how aerial photographs and satellite techniques can be used to monitor the evolution of informal settlements. Nairobi informal settlements have been used for practical reasons, even if the town has not been affected by a conflict. Attempts to estimate the total population areas of informal settlements show that almost half of the population of the town is living in densely populated area, where infrastructure is poor. Informal-settlements-Nairobi_title-1-228x300

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