Jalalabad City Profile

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    Giovacchini, Tommaso. Jalalabad City Profile. Kabul: USAID Land Reform in Afghanistan (LARA) Project, 2013


    Urban displacement from Nangarhar rural districts and Kunar province, influx of returnees from Pakistan, unregulated land reclamation by disposal of solid waste on the river banks, contamination of groundwater and accelerated drive towards marginal lands are among the challenges examined in the city profile of Jalalabad. Yet, the paper argues that the creation of a broader urban space around Nangarhar provincial capital is not inevitably a process that ravages natural resources and rural assets