1st Edition

Responsible and Smart Land Management Interventions An African Context

    304 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    304 Pages 71 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book showcases new empirical findings on the conceptualization, design, and evaluation of land management interventions and addresses two crucial aspects: how and under which conditions such interventions are responsible, and how such interventions can be supported by smart technologies. Responsible and Smart Land Management Interventions is for all types of actors in land management. Although primarily based on cases from Africa, it addresses land management issues from practical and theoretical perspectives relevant for land managers worldwide. It brings the discourse up to date and helps all practitioners designing new policies and those looking for new instruments to do so.

    Aimed at land academics, including students, teachers, and researchers, as well as practitioners, including those working within international organizations, donor organizations, NGOs, and land independent consultants, this book  

    • Delivers innovative methodologies for land management for professionals involved in land administration projects
    • Explores land management from a geodetic and spatial planning perspective
    • Includes real cases, empirical data, and analysis in contemporary and alternative land management developments in Africa
    • Addresses important land issues which contribute to national development and achieving United Nations' SDGs
    • Discusses contemporary research findings related to societal needs in land administration which are equally valid for non-African contexts
    • Acts as a new teaching resource for land management and land administration courses, and land-related disciplines in geodesy, human geography, development studies, and environmental planning




    Section I   Introducing Responsible and Smart Land Management

    Chapter 1 Framework of Responsible and Smart Land Management Walter Timo de Vries, John Bugri, and Fathima Mandhu

    Section II   □Theory of Responsible and Smart Land Management

    Chapter 2 Variation in Property Valuation and Market Data Sources in Ghana Frank Gyamfi-Yeboah and Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah Chapter 3 Patterns of Spatial Justice and Land Tenure Security from Urban Land Management: Insights from Kigali City, Rwanda Uwayezu Ernest and Walter Timo De Vries Chapter 4 The Paradox of Poverty amidst Potentially Plentiful Natural Resources of Land in Rwanda Jossam Potel, Gloria Owona, and Wilson Tumsherure Chapter 5 Influences of Community Land Rights and Tenure Security Intervention Processes on Food Security in Northwest Ghana Baslyd B. Nara, Monica Lengoiboni, and J.A. Zevenbergen Chapter 6 Human Recognition and Land Use Behavior: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach from Malawi Ebelechukwu Maduekwe and Walter Timo de Vries

    Section III Context and External Drivers of Land Management

    Chapter 7 Reflections toward a Responsible Fast-Track of Namibia’s Redistributive Land Reform Uchendu E. Chigbu and Peterina Sakaria Chapter 8 The Effect of Urban Sprawl on Land Rights: The Case of Nairobi—Mavoko Corridor Luke Obala Chapter 9 Integrating Customary Land Tenure through the Statutory Land Tenure System in Tanzania: The Case of the Iringa and Babati Land Formalization Process Bupe Kabigi, Walter Timo de Vries, and Haule Kelvin Chapter 10 Urban Identities in the Context of Land Management: Evidence from Urban Development Processes in Kibuga in Kampala, Uganda Pamela Durán-Díaz, Priscilla Tusiime, and Walter Dachaga Chapter 11 Authenticating Deeds/Organizing Society: Considerations for Blockchain- Based Land Registries Gianluca Miscione, Christine Richter, and Rafael Ziolkowski

    Section IV Norms and Goals in Land Management Practice

    Chapter 12 The Need for Land Use Planning and Governance in Suleja Niger State, Nigeria: What It Is and What It Ought to Be Gbenga Morenikeji, Bamiji Adeleye, Ekundayo A. Adesina, and Joseph O. Odumosu Chapter 13 Inner City Development in Ghana:Nature and Extent of City Expansion in Wa Municipality E.D. Kuusaana, E.A. Kosoe, Ninminga-Beka, and A.R. Ahmed Chapter 14 The Role of the Social Tenure Domain Model in Strengthening Land Tenure Security in Informal Settlements of Uganda Lilian Mono Wabineno-Oryema Chapter 15 Community Response to Land Conflicts under the Transitional Constitution (South Sudan) Justin Tata

    Chapter 16 Theory versus Reality of Inter-Agency Collaboration in Land Registration Practices: The Cross-Case of Ghana and Kenya Uchendu E. Chigbu, Anthony Ntiador, Stellamaris Ogutu and Walter Dachaga

    Section V Land Management Methods and Tools

    Chapter 17 The Use of Land Value Capture Instruments for Financing Urban Infrastructure in Zimbabwe Charles Chavunduka Chapter 18 Is the Social Tenure Domain Model a Suitable Land Reform Tool for Zambia’s Customary Land: A Case Study Approach Fatima Mandhu Chapter 19 Quantification of Tree Crowns in Urban Areas Using Very High ResolutionImage Germain Muvunyi Chapter 20 Public Value Capture: An Opportunity to Improve the Economic Situation of African Municipalities Andreas Hendricks Chapter 21 Increasing Tenure Security to Enhance Sustainability by Using Smart Land Management Tools in Kenya Tobias Bendzko

    Section VI Future of Land Management

    Chapter 22 Advancing Responsible and Smart Land Management Walter Timo de Vries, John Bugri, and Fathima Mandhu



    Prof. dr. ir. Walter Timo de Vries, is Chair of Land Management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) since 2015. He is the Study Dean for Geodesy and Geoinformation and the Director of the Master and PhD programs in Land Management and Land Tenure. He has worked in numerous international projects in Asia, Africa and South America, dealing with land information and land reform, geospatial data infrastructures and professional training and education in land issues, cadaster and information management. His current research interests at TUM include smart and responsible land management, urban and rural development and capacity development for land policy. Recent publications include the CRC / Taylor and Francis book ‘Advances in Responsible Land Administration’, and articles like: ‘Responsible Land Management - Concept and Application in a Territorial Rural Context’, ‘Human Geodesy - Shaping a New Science and Profession for the World of Tomorrow’, and ‘Economic Versus Social Values in Land and Property Management: Two Sides of the Same Coin?’ amongst others.

    Prof. John Bugri, is an Associate Professor of Land Economy at the Department of Land Economy, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment. He holds a PhD from the University of Greenwich, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a BSc (Hons) in Land Economy from KNUST. He is particularly interested in people and land relations and focuses his research on the implications of man-land relations for sustainable land use and development, the dynamics of changes in political ecology on gender and livelihood sustainability and the broader role of land governance and policy issues in poverty reduction in both agrarian and urban communities in developing countries. He has published widely in both local and international Journals and serves as a reviewer for several Journals. He was the Country Coordinator of the World Bank Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) for Ghana between 2011 and 2012 and currently the Node Coordinator for Anglophone West Africa under the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA), a GIZ funded project on Strengthening Advisory Capacities for Land Governance in Africa.

    Dr. Fatima Mandhu, is a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of Zambia. The post-doctoral research title is “Oppression of women and nature in artisanal and small scale mining (ASM) in Zambia. She has served as Head of the Private Law Department at the University of Zambia in the School of Law. Her current interest in terms of research are mining law, land law and gender. She lectures in land law and property relation as well as medical law. She is the project leader of “Mineral Law in Africa: Zambia/South collaborative project” from the Zambian side. She is participating member of the Southern African Node under the Network of Excellence for Land Governance in Africa (NELGA/NUST). She is the team leader for the scoping study on land governance and is also involved in teaching on the LLM program and supervises both undergraduate as well as postgraduate students researching in land law. She has published a number of articles and has written book chapters. Recent publications include: "Land Reform Policy Supporting Individual Land Rights and Diversification of the Zambian Economy” and “Land Titles or Deeds Registration as it Relates to the New Model of Land Registration System for Zambia”.