Local and Urban Governance

Land Issues for Urban Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Editors: Home, Robert (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on the new challenges of urban land governance in Sub-Saharan Africa following the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Habitat New Urban Agenda (passed at Habitat III in Quito in 2016)
  • Cross-disciplinary treatment of a rapidly evolving topic
  • Provides new knowledge from both academic and professional perspectives on land governance
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Sub-Saharan Africa faces many development challenges, such as its size and diversity, rapid urban population growth, history of colonial exploitation, fragile states and conflicts over land and natural resources. This collection, contributed from different academic disciplines and professions, seeks to support the UN Habitat New Urban Agenda passed at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, in 2016. It will attract readers from urban specialisms in law, geography and other social sciences, and from professionals and policy-makers concerned with land use planning, surveying and governance.

Among the topics addressed by the book are challenges to governance institutions: how international development is delivered, building land management capacity, funding for urban infrastructure, land-based finance, ineffective planning regulation, and the role of alternatives to courts in resolving boundary and other land disputes. Issues of rights and land titling are explored from perspectives of human rights law (the right to development, and women's rights of access to land), and land tenure regularization. Particular challenges of housing, planning and informality are addressed through contributions on international real estate investment, community participation in urban settlement upgrading, housing delivery as a partly failing project to remedy apartheid's legacy, and complex interactions between political power, money and land. Infrastructure challenges are approached in studies of food security and food systems, urban resilience against natural and man-made disasters, and informal public transport.


About the authors

Robert Home has degrees in History (Cambridge), Geography (PhD, London), and Town Planning  (Oxford Brookes), and is Emeritus Professor in Land Management at Anglia Ruskin University and a chartered town planner. His research publications are in planning history and land management, and he has undertaken research and consultancy in all regions of Africa.


Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Issues for Urban Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editors
  • Robert Home
Series Title
Local and Urban Governance
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52504-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52504-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52503-3
Series ISSN
2524-5449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 360
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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