In the recent history, Guet Ndar development planning has caused problems of poverty, land use, housing and infrastructure in the cities, the scale and intensity of urban problems, which the developing countries in Africa, including Senegal, are phenomena that arise with much more acute. These problems are, to a large extent, population growth, the severe shortage and economic uncertainty of resources that can be devoted to investment, particularly for urban basic services, social housing and the development of the living environment. There is also the fact that, for a long time, the development strategies are focused on rural development in logic of most interventionist who came to independence. Unfortunately, in many cases, this approach to the development of the rural sector has not achieved the expected results and the urban centers were the first victims of poor performance. In Senegal, the government tried to restructure the habitat areas for years without achieving the objectives set. In Guet Ndar, for example, the population believes that it has not always been associated with projects on the neighborhood, which caused some rejection and failure. Today, in order to reclaim the space of Guet Ndar, it is imperative to be in collaboration with the population to restructure, to find spaces to rehouse the surplus population, to create basic infrastructures and to reorganize the fishing activity.
Cheikh DIOP: Birthplace: Ngaye-Ngaye, Senegal, Date of Birth: February 14, 1977. 2012-Current: Ph.D in Urban Planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. 2009: Master degree in Planning, Decentralization and Local Development, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal. 2007: Master degree in Land Use Planning, Gaston Berger University, Saint-Louis, Senegal. 1998: Graduated Mame Cheikh Mbaye High school, Tambacounda, Senegal. In 2007, he was a SUPERVISOR in the National Survey on Women Rights and Access to Land: A Citizen to Conquer by the Gender and Society Study and Research Group (GSSRG) at the Gaston Berger University in Saint -Louis. In August 2009, he participated in the development of the Local Development Plan as a RESEARCHER for the Rural Community of Ndiebene Gandiol (Region of Sain-Louis). In August 2009, he did a four-month internship at the Saint-Louis Communal Development Agency in the Urban Planning Department. During this internship, he worked as an URBAN PLANNER for the development and restructuring of the districts of Guet Ndar. At the same time, he participated in the International Urban Workshop; Saint-Louis 2030: New African Metropolis. The theme was: In response to new environmental challenges, what strategy will ensure dynamic, balanced and sustainable development. In January 2010, he worked under the Mayor of Saint-Louis, as PROJECT MANAGER of decentralized cooperation projects. In January 2011, he worked as the MANAGER of the Private Parking and the Operations of Pound of the Municipality of Saint-Louis. In 2010, Dr. Diop took part in the students and young professionals urban workshop with 6 other specialists from different countries and published “Saint-Louis 2030: New African Metropolis in Les Ateliers Urban planning and Development journal. The theme was: In response to new environmental challenges, what strategy will ensure dynamic, balanced and sustainable development.