Providing access to land for low-income groups in sub-Saharan African cities: using a partnership model and good governance principles to improve customary land allocation in Lusaka, Zambia

Howard S. Chitengi (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    Abstract

    Land provision for low-income housing in sub-Saharan African cities generally and Lusaka specifically, is a significant challenge faced by planners and city managers, evidenced in the high prevalence of squatter settlements. As part of the solution to the problem of informal settlements, the paper has developed a set of recommendations for providing access to peri-urban lands under customary law for private commercial low-income housing, to reduce the need for informal housing in statutory urban areas. The set of recommendations were developed by exploring the necessary governance processes in the allocation of customary land using a partnership approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)360-376
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
    Volume12
    Issue number3
    Early online date21 Feb 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Keywords

    • customary land tenure
    • informal settlement
    • Lusaka
    • partnership; private land ownership
    • Peri-urban land

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