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Should Kabul grow by expanding to a new town or by building up its existing suburbs? (Dari)

Kabul has grown at a rate of approximately 15 percent year since 1999 and its projected growth is 5 percent (2 percent migrants and 3 percent natural growth), representing 150,000 new people per year (including 30,000 migrants). This burgeoning growth has raised debates on how to accommodate the city's expansion and also how to develop the existing city. In the short term, infill of the existing built?up area could accommodate 300,000 people and the medium term, development on the east plateau could accommodate an additional 1 million people. In the long term, expansion on the plateau to the north of the mountains is the only feasible alternative for expansion, providing a water source is identified for the area. The city's topography reinforces the centrality of the business district and makes essential transit?related investments such as traffic management measures, a good public transportation system, and a ring road. But equally important to development is the adoption of more innovative tools for planning, including a development plan, expedited land development, and zoning and building regulations based on existing patterns of development.


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    Should Kabul grow by expanding to a new town or by building up its existing suburbs?

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Should Kabul grow by expanding to a new town or by building up its existing suburbs? (Dari). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.