Journal of Contemporary Urbanology

Classification of Rural Settlements for Sustainable Development

Timothy T. Gyuse PhD, FNITP. RTP (Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Benue State University).

Abstract

Classification of settlements according to socio-economic criteria allows policy makers to situate projects at locations that would ensure not only their viability but also sustainability. This paper reviews different ways that settlements, especially rural settlements can be classified and how this can be helpful for developmental decisions at the rural and regional level.

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