Kigamboni New City, Tanzania, Africa
 
 
Year2008latitude: -6° 48'
longitude: 39° 19'
Period2011-2030
Initiator(s)Ministry of Lands, Housing & Human Settlements Development
Planning organizationLabs24 Projects
Nationality initiator(s)Tanzanian
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationLH Consortium (Korea Land & Housing Consortium), Labs24 Projects
Inhabitants97,000 (2014)
Target population500,000
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.ardhi.go.tz/kigamboni-new-city.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ75fO5MLFs
http://www.jamiiforums.com/threads/kigamboni-new-city-master-plan.109623/
http://allafrica.com/stories/201506090394.html
http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/Dar-revives-plan-for--9-3m-satellite-c ity/2558-2029322-13j14p2z/index.html
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


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source: http://www.ardhi.go.tz/kigamboni-new-city.html


The project for Kigamboni New City is part and parcel of the government strategies in stimulating the growing towns, major towns and major cities, with the purpose to reduce the growth of existing unplanned settlements. The plan was established in 2008, on the initiative of the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Human Settlements Development to respond the need for sustainable development, to limit the congestion of the biggest Tanzanian city and to promote economic growth of the new planned town taking into account the industrial sector of Dar-es-Salaam, the port and socio-economic activities of the proposed new settlement.

Kigamboni has the aim to be an Eco-City‘ which is intended to exploit the available natural resources in the area, in a sustainable manner. It is also expected to become a tourist pole in the region of East Africa. The development program is divided into three phases, starting in 2011 and to be completed in 2030. The city will have five zones: residential (36,2%), industrial (7,7%), touristic (8,3%), international business (5,6%), public facilities and open areas (40,2%).

Plans for the redevelopment of Kigamboni show the government’s renewed interest in steering urban development. However, the top-down, technocratic approach taken in Kigamboni caused tension with residents and local activists. Redevelopment required resettlement and compensation of 97,000 Kigamboni residents. At the time of writing, resettlement issues, financial complications and other delays have brought to the project to a standstill, and the future of Kigamboni remains unclear.

source: INTI

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