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Commercialized Praxis Of Parochial Human Settlement Spaces a Case Of Msimbazi in Dar Es Salaam – Tanzania


Kiondo et al., (2017) describes human settlements as a place inhabited more or less permanently. It includes buildings in which people live. According to Louis (2003), parochial human settlements started to transform from religious to commercial undertakings from the 19th century. Transformation forces such as population mobility, commercial activities, urban secularism, and other social issues have functional influence from mono to multi-usage of the religious spaces. Over recent years, economic forces have influenced the size and importance of the parochial human settlement spaces within the business community. Parochial human settlement configurations have drastically transformed its space, density, technology, values and lost their meanings of religious intensions.