Urban concerns in Kathmandu

  • The newly elected government needs to pay attention to developing open spaces in the city

Rapid urbanization is posing multiple challenges for urban management in the Capital. According to the 2011 census, Kathmandu alone has a population of 17, 44,240 which is more than 2.5 folds of the total urban population in the country. Unplanned and haphazard construction of buildings and lack of compliance with building codes in the city is one of the major challenges in urban management. Public utilities like roadways, open spaces, solid waste management, sewerage system and communication channels have not received sufficient attention.