LAND BASED FINANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Novembro 2020
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
AJLPGS:23884
Pages: 
18
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Copyright (c) 2020 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

As African cities expand so does the pressure to improve infrastructure and extend key public services for the growing urban populations. With limited tax receipts, local governments are struggling to finance new urban development or even maintain existing infrastructure. As land has inherent advantages in generating revenue, Land-based financing (LBF) is being seriously considered or piloted as an innovative and additional source for enhancing budgets for infrastructure projects, public services and wider sustainable development. However, the potential and limitations of implementing LBF in African socio-economic and political contexts have been under-researched. LBF feasibility depends on efficiency of several systems such as land rights, land markets, planning process, valuation protocols, local economic strategies and stakeholder involvement as part of a wider functional land governance framework. Based on emerging literature review and assessment of the policy discourse, this article critically explores the Responsible Land Administration (RLA) principles, professional practices and technical capacities that could facilitate the deployment of LBF instruments to invigorate smart, prosperous, fair and inclusive African cities.

Autores e editores

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

SAIT, Siraj

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.

Provedor de dados

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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