Land readjustment: The missing link in urban Zimbabwe | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2018
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:14275
Pages: 
17
Copyright details: 
Copyright (c) 2018 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

Zimbabwe has been experiencing a rapid rate of urbanization amidst a failure by conventional approaches of urban land management to cope with the demand for housing. In view of these challenges, this paper investigates the feasibility and nature of land readjustment for urban land management in Zimbabwe. Using case study research methodology and a desk review of evidence from developed and developing countries the potential use of land readjustment in Zimbabwe is examined. Findings from Zimbabwe show the existence of opportunities for use of land readjustment in rationalizing urban land use. However, the study revealed constraints concerning the legal framework, limited public participation in planning, and the complexity of the land readjustment process. Overall, it is the authors’ conclusion that evident opportunities for land readjustment would require legal and institutional reforms providing for the concept in law and the adoption of more inclusive planning methods by urban authorities.

Auteurs et éditeurs

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

Chavunduka, Charles
Macdoh Planning Partnership, Department of Physical Planning, Bulawayo City Council

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.

Fournisseur de données

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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