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Land Tenure Systems in Kisumu City;The formal- Informal Dichtomy

Show simple item record Maria Nyström, George G Wagah, Mathenge Mwehe, N Obange, P Teyie 2020-08-25T11:42:20Z 2020-08-25T11:42:20Z 2017
dc.identifier.issn 2410-4477
dc.description The article can be accessed in full text via URL; en_US
dc.description.abstract In the process of urbanization, the peri-urban areas are often the front line of urban transformation and transition and therefore potential zones of conflicts over land tenure arrangements. This study sought to explore land tenure arrangements, administration and governance in the peri-urban zones of Kisumu city. The objective was to provide empirical evidence on the conflicts and emerging governance issues in Kisumu city. In this working paper, we recognize three main drivers as being particularly important for facilitating equitable land use and therefore good outcomes from urbanization in Kisumu; Sound land use planning, smoothly functioning land and housing markets and capable and responsive land market. The results, based on the insights gained through conversational interviews as well as desk-top reviews show that public land tenure, leaseholds, freeholds and community land tenure systems are the most widespread in the study area. Holding land under leasehold and freehold tenure appears to be more widespread within peri-urban fringe. Whereas elaborate town planning criteria should ideally direct resource allocation, the challenge for Kisumu like other developing towns and cities is that it has been developing against a backdrop of poor urban planning practice. en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Sciences en_US
dc.subject land tenure, tenure security, land use, informality en_US
dc.title Land Tenure Systems in Kisumu City;The formal- Informal Dichtomy en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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