An Economic Assessment of the Institution of Land Use Planning in the Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29335
Title:
An Economic Assessment of the Institution of Land Use Planning in the Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors:
Egbu, Anthony; Antwi, Adarkwah; Olomolaiye, Paul
Abstract:
The institutions of land use planning in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa have come of age. For more than 40 years, the received colonial town planning laws and associated regulations have guided urban land development processes in the region. In spite of the problems of ‘illegal’ developments and delays in the procedures for obtaining land and development rights, no economic assessment of the system of land use planning in Africa seems to have been attempted. This paper analyses the impact of land use planning on urban development and examines the incentive structure of the political market of planning in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa. The objective is to identify the institutional weakness of land use planning in the region. The paper concludes that it would appear the system of land use planning in sub-Saharan Africa operates in such a way that allows the externalisation of costs onto those actors of the society whose interests are not sufficiently represented within the land use planning system. (RICS)
Citation:
RICS Research Paper Series, 6(9)
Publisher:
RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29335
Additional Links:
http://www.rics.org/NR/rdonlyres/75B72128-20C5-4463-B9B3-69395B4F209D/0/4740Egbuhighresversion.pdf; http://www.rics.org/Networks/Regions/Africa/Volume+6+Number+9.htm
Type:
Book; Project Report
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorEgbu, Anthony-
dc.contributor.authorAntwi, Adarkwah-
dc.contributor.authorOlomolaiye, Paul-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-02T13:29:03Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-02T13:29:03Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationRICS Research Paper Series, 6(9)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29335-
dc.description.abstractThe institutions of land use planning in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa have come of age. For more than 40 years, the received colonial town planning laws and associated regulations have guided urban land development processes in the region. In spite of the problems of ‘illegal’ developments and delays in the procedures for obtaining land and development rights, no economic assessment of the system of land use planning in Africa seems to have been attempted. This paper analyses the impact of land use planning on urban development and examines the incentive structure of the political market of planning in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa. The objective is to identify the institutional weakness of land use planning in the region. The paper concludes that it would appear the system of land use planning in sub-Saharan Africa operates in such a way that allows the externalisation of costs onto those actors of the society whose interests are not sufficiently represented within the land use planning system. (RICS)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rics.org/NR/rdonlyres/75B72128-20C5-4463-B9B3-69395B4F209D/0/4740Egbuhighresversion.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rics.org/Networks/Regions/Africa/Volume+6+Number+9.htmen
dc.subjectUrban developmenten
dc.subjectSub-Saharan Africaen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectSocioeconomicsen
dc.subjectGhanaen
dc.subjectLand tenureen
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten
dc.subjectReal estate policiesen
dc.subjectLand ownershipen
dc.subjectUrbanisationen
dc.subjectProperty rightsen
dc.subjectLand rightsen
dc.subjectLand use planningen
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.titleAn Economic Assessment of the Institution of Land Use Planning in the Cities of Sub-Saharan Africaen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeProject Reporten
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