Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

A critical evaluation of Libya's urban spatial system between 1970 and 2006

By Salma Mohammed Salhin

Abstract

In Libya, rural-urban migration and rapid population growth were intensified by the discovery of oil and brought the polarization by the big cities. This polarization has become a major issue of problems within the urban spatial planning, particularly in the case of Tripoli and Benghazi. In order to resolve these, the Libyan government had since attempted various efforts to alleviate these urban pressures through both indirect national policies and explicit spatial development strategies. The aim of the study is therefore to produce a critical evaluation of Libyan spatial policies by the government between 1970s and 2006 and to offer insights into how Libya could benefit from a balanced urban system. Both secondary and primary data were explored. This research has identified some merits of a number of spatial policies by the government as well as some major issues and weaknesses of these polices. Although government policies did have some effects in reducing the polarization by the two large cities, the issue of over dominance and the consequent urban problems still largely remained the same

Topics: City planning, Urban policy, Libya, 307.1209612
Publisher: University of Glamorgan
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:dspace1.isd.glam.ac.uk:10265/451
Provided by: Glamorgan Dspace

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (2004). Analysis of the Spatial Actual of the Population in the Jamahiriya” Paper was presented in the ninth geographical meeting, Libya Bulugma, A.
  2. (2007). business and industrial support services are over concentrated in the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi, which include 58 percent of the total companies that are working in industrial production, import, export, and tertiary sectors from
  3. (2007). Change in Supply Water to Tripoli’s City for the Period 1990-2006, Unpublished Masters, Al Zawyia: The 7th of April University
  4. (2008). Committee for Health and Environment, the Centre of Information and Documentation
  5. (2002). Committee- Services Affairs, National Centre for Educational Planning and Training
  6. (2007). Committee, the Public Organization for Information
  7. (2006). Committee, Urban Planning Agency
  8. (2006). Committee, Urban planning Agency, National Consulting Bureau
  9. (1986). Economic Development and Spatial Planning doi
  10. (1989). Evaluation of the Scheme of the City of Benghazi, 1966-2000, Unpublished Master, Benghazi: Garyounis University, p. 221 General Authority for Information
  11. (2004). Future Prospects for Air Transport in Libya, Unpublished Master, Al Zawyia: The 7th of April University,
  12. (1954). It has become evident that the main characteristic of urbanisation in Libya, as in any developing country, is basically the concentration of the population in a few large cities. Therefore, the size distributions of urban centres in
  13. (1994). Libya” In
  14. (1984). Population and Urban Settlement Applied Studies in Some Arab Countries, Beirut: Dar Al Nahda Al Arabia.
  15. (2000). Residential Action in the City of Benghazi: An Analytical Study of the Movement of People between the City's Districts” Unpublished Master, Benghazi: Garyounis University Secretariat of the General People's Committee
  16. (2001). The National Organization for Information and Documentation
  17. (2000). The National Organization for Information and Documentation, the General Administration
  18. (2002). the Population Growth and Its Impact on the
  19. (1995). the Population of Libya”
  20. (2006). the Spatial Distribution of Crimes Associated with Urban Growth in the City of Benghazi, unpublished
  21. (1992). The Urban Growth and Its Impact on the Water Consumption in the City of Benghazi, Unpublished Master, Benghazi: Garyounis University,
  22. (2007). Urban poverty”

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.