Implementation Challenges of Proposed City Plan in Ethiopia: A Critical Evaluation of Transportation Oriented Land Use Changes in Hawassa City

Gebrechristos Nuriye


Changes in transportation keep on reflecting on changes in land use in Hawassa City. These changes, in most cases are unplanned. Usually the changes are manifestations of different interrelated components. Among others, inability of the proposed plan to capture future dynamism of the city, uncoordinated development between land use systems and transportation systems, less coordination among concerned line institutions and low institutional capacity in the city are major reasons contributing for the changes. Changes in transportation have been and still are modifying and shaping spatial pattern of Hawassa City. Reciprocity between transport and urban land use pressurized changes in the urban land use pattern of the city. Spatial structure of the city has persistently been kept on modifying along asphalt roads where demand of mobility was better satisfied. This research paper illuminates the degree of transportation oriented land use changes in Hawassa city.  The investigation was attempted to make clear how and why uncoordinated development between transport and land use development is taking place. Apart from comparing proposed city plan and actual implementation scenario of land use system, household survey is conducted and the data is analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques.

Key words/Phrases: Transportation, Land Use Changes, Land Use Models, Spatial Pattern

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