‘Impenetrable’ Urban Maze of East African Coastal Town: Its Implications on Climate Change

  • Peter Njeru Njue Lecturer, Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying – University of Nairobi, KENYA
Keywords: East Africa, Coastal Town, Climate Change, IPCC, Urban, Rural


In this paper we are showing the implications on climate change of east African coastal town.


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How to Cite
Peter Njeru Njue. (2021). ‘Impenetrable’ Urban Maze of East African Coastal Town: Its Implications on Climate Change. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 11(1), 205-212. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijemr.11.1.28