Advances in Responsible Land Administration challenges conventional forms of land administration by introducing alternative approaches and provides the basis for a new land administration theory. A compilation of observations about responsible land administration in East Africa, it focuses on a new empirical foundation rather than preexisting ideals. Presenting practical knowledge resulting from real cases, it incorporates empirical studies highlighting Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.
The book considers contemporary change forces that include responsible technological innovation, post-conflict contexts, rural poverty, rapid urbanization, food security, and citizen participation. It covers land information system design, innovative data capture tools and techniques, and algorithms and approaches to support land consolidation and pastoralist land administration. The book also evaluates the outcomes of approaches specifically geared toward workflow design, land use changes, land tenure perceptions, conflict reduction, and governance measures.
Outlining key aspects of what fit for purpose land administration looks like, this book presents:
Advances in Responsible Land Administration is an up-to-date discourse thatpromotes the theoretical notion of responsible land administration. The book highlights real cases, provides real data, and introduces novel alternatives to conventional methodologies in land administration. Using the information in this book, you can develop a coherent theoretical foundation for further research in this area.
"… this book complements the overall scope of land administration systems by highlighting the importance and techniques of recognising informal tenure relations… The book has touched upon people’s aspirations that are beyond the reach of conventional land administration and unveiled the possibility of exploiting the opportunity offered by modern technology. The concepts of responsible land administration elaborated in this book… can be seen as general principles that every government needs to adopt."
—Journal of Spatial Science, 2016
"… In the emerging era of new land administration, new inspiration and innovative approaches are critically important to move forward… in this respect, the book will have tremendous importance and impact."
—Dr. Zerfu Hailu, Deputy Team Leader for the Responsible and Innovative Land Administration (REILA) Project, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia
" … I strongly commend Advances in Responsible Land Administration to anyone who is passionate about good land governance, access to land for the poor and disadvantaged, poverty reduction and gender equity, especially in Africa, a continent that presents both challenges and opportunities for innovation."
—Ian P. Williamson, Emeritus Professor, Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne, Australia
" … timely and very valuable in unfolding the new and innovative approaches to designing land administration systems in less developed countries. By introducing the concept of ‘Responsible Land Administration’ the authors add a new notion to conventional approaches by aligning the administration with the ever-changing dynamics of societal demands. … also a significant attempt to develop a coherent theoretical foundation for further research in this area. This book is needed."
—Stig Enemark, FIG Honorary President, Professor of Land Management, Aalborg University, Denmark
" … challenges conventional thinking about land administration and outlines key aspects of what fit for purpose land administration looks like. … It reminds us that land administration is not just about security of tenure and the creation of spatial digital data. Instead it shows how land administration in the technological world of today can, and must, contribute to addressing some of the big global challenges."
—Dr. Clarissa Augustinus, Land and Global Land Tool Network,UN-Habitat
"This book is a timely addition to the land administration literature. … It covers emerging ideas in land administration that can be tested and built upon in future work and it includes descriptions of recent land administration projects and the lessons learned from them. There are also chapters on the different areas of land administration that require special attention, such as climate change and post-conflict societies. The publication should serve as a reference for anyone involved in administering land."
—Dr Michael Barry, Professor, Land Tenure and Cadastral Systems, University of Calgary, Canada; Director FIG Foundation
"Advances in Responsible Land Administration is an interesting and well-elaborated book explaining new methods that challenge conventional forms of land administration. The book is particularly timely and valuable in unfolding the innovative approaches to designing land administration systems in developing countries. It makes worthwhile reading for all land professionals and academics engaged in the land sector who are committed to developing the role of land management and administration for building a sustainable future."
—GIM International, June 2016
Toward Responsible Land Administration
Walter T. de Vries, Rohan M. Bennett, and Jaap Zevenbergen
THE NEW INSPIRATIONS
Pro-Poor Land Administration
Marie Christine Simbizi, Rohan M. Bennett, and Jaap Zevenbergen
Land Administration for Food Security
Rohan M. Bennett, Georgina Rockson, Solomon A. Haile, Joe Nasr, and
Urbanization, Land Administration, and Good-Enough Governance
Berhanu K. Alemie, Rohan M. Bennett, and Jaap Zevenbergen
Land Administration for Post-Conflict Contexts
Dimo Todorovski, Jaap Zevenbergen, and Paul van der Molen
Land Administration Crowds, Clouds and the State
Peter Laarakker, Jaap Zevenbergen, and Yola Georgiadou
CREATING INNOVATIVE DESIGNS
Walter T. de Vries, Co Meijer, Susan Keuber, and Bert Raidt
Digital Pen Method
Didier Milindi Rugema, Jeroen Verplanke, and Christiaan Lemmen
Accelerated Land Administration Updates
Mireille Biraro, Rohan M. Bennett, and Christiaan Lemmen
Toward Fit-for-Purpose Land Consolidation
Rohan M. Bennett, Fikerte A. Yimer, and Christiaan Lemmen
Dynamic Nomadic Cadastres
Monica Lengoiboni, Arnold Bregt, and Paul van der Molen
MEASURING THE IMPACTS
Land Administration Impacts on Land Use Change
Peter Fosudo, Rohan M. Bennett, and Jaap Zevenbergen
Environmental Protection via Land Administration
Libia Y Romero Lara, Jaap Zevenbergen, and Kees Bronsveld
Displacement and Land Administration
Potel Jossam, Paul van der Molen, Luc Boerboom, Dimo Todorovski, and
Walter T. de Vries
Social Tenure Domain Model: An Emerging Land Governance Tool
Danilo Antonio, Jaap Zevenbergen, and Clarissa Augustinus
Future Directions in Responsible Land Administration
Jaap Zevenbergen, Walter T. de Vries, and Rohan M. Bennett