Compliance with Planning Regulations in Hazardous Areas and its impacts. A Case of Msasani Bonde la Mpunga in Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania | Land Portal

Información del recurso

Date of publication: 
Septiembre 2018
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:13373
Pages: 
12
Copyright details: 
Copyright (c) 2018 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

 Most of the cities and urban centres of developing nations, Tanzania inclusive are faced with increased urbanization coupled with informal land development in non-designated areas including marginal and hazardous lands. This paper reports the findings of a study undertaken to assess the processes of land development and the associated impacts in Msasani Bonde la Mpunga, a, flood prone area in the City of Dar es Salaam. Based on official and household survey, non-participant observation and documentary review, the study identified that the processes of changing the use of the land and developing the area were in contrary to the existing regulations including the Urban Planning Act, 2007 as well as the National Environmental Act of 2004. This has resulted into multitude of impacts including formation of temporary ponds surround the houses, physical inaccessibility of the area, prevalence of water borne diseases as impact on properties and local businesses. Marked improvements can be achieved by reviewing the detailed plan for the area to accommodated needs for provision of water ways for draining the area as well as provide development conditions taking into account the natural role of the area as a drainage channel of the city.  

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Juma, Najum
DAAD-NELGA, ARDHI UNIVERSITY and Dr. Regina John

Publisher(s): 

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

Proveedor de datos

African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences is a journal specialized in publishing research activities carried out in the field of geo-spatial sciences and land governance. It aims to encourage innovation, promote the exchange of knowledge and scientific outcomes related to its themes. The journal's target community is made-up of researchers, professors and professionals working in the newspaper field. The journal also aims to promote scientific articles and productions at the African, regional and global levels.

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