Recent Institutional Reforms in Urban Land Use Planning and Management in Sub-Sahara African Countries: Challenges, Gaps and Opportunities

Wilbard KOMBE (urban planner, Institute of Human Settlements Studies)

This lecture will focus on the recent reforms including legislation, structures and strategies adopted in cities in SSA African countries to essentially try to transform and improve urban land use planning and management. The countries covered are Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Sierra Leon. One of the over arching argument put forward is that the reforms are unlikely to make little or no difference on the ground unless they take into account the resource realities as well as build upon symbiotic relationship that exist between the formal and informal land management systems.

Researchers involved: 

Federica Gatta
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