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Author:Tuilau, Manasa
Institution: Yonsei University
Award: M.Sc.
Subject: Urbanization -- Fiji, Rural-urban migration -- Fiji, , Cities and towns -- Fiji -- Growth, Land use -- Fiji
Date: 2012
Call No.: HT 384 .F5 T85 2012
BRN: 1352472
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Developing countries are fast urbanizing and the Pacific Island Countries (PIC) is no exception. The process of urbanization tend to be related to economic development and some literatures have asserted that for a country to developed there needs to be increased level of urbanization as according to the modernization school of thought, there cannot be urbanization without economic growth. Fiji’s urban population is increasing and this raises the question whether relevant authorities are able to cope with the issues that come with it. Fiji has scarce arable agricultural land and there is an urgent need for studies of the current situation and the trends in land use change. Assessment of land use change has been long hindered by lack of accurate and reliable data. The purpose of this study is to establish a base study in identifying the factors behind urbanization in terms of rural urban migration and trends in land use change especially at the urban fringe in Fiji.
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