Sustainable Urbanization’s Challenge in Democratic Republic of Congo

Misilu Mia Nsokimieno Eric, Chen Shouyu, Zhang li Qin

Abstract


In the context of rapid urbanization in Democratic Republic of Congo, overpopulation in Kinshasa’s city increasingly carries out chaos, inequalities, poverty, environmental degradation, open spaces loss , socio - economic tension, and spontaneous settlements and sprawl. This rapid urban growth occurs without planning and productive employment compounded by weak government involvements. These crisis situations put to the forefront sustainable urbanization as a priority issue for urban development with reference to the globalization and technology. This requires reconsidering urbanization process to stimulate economic growth and mobilize resources at local, national and global levels. A comprehensive reform based on an integrating vision of governance and collective commitment to manage efficiently natural resources. The paper reviews pragmatic approaches in urban planning decision in its whole refers to the dynamics of management, qualification and transformation of the city. The paper presents urban renewal as remedial action holding opportunities to improve environmental quality.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v3n2p242

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