Contextualising Compulsory Land Acquisition Strategies For Sustainable Urban Development In Burundi | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Enero 2021
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
LP-AJOLPGS-0000071
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Copyright (c) 2021 African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences

Compulsory land acquisition is inevitable for developing countries so that they can implement projects in urban areas for the quest of sustainable urban development. However, the decisions on land acquisition have to be contextualised so that the PAPs should be protected from disruptions and loss of livelihoods that may lead to uncertain sustainable urban development. This paper examines two projects implemented in Bujumbura City through compulsory land acquisition. A desk review and checklist question have been mobilised to collect data that are source of information presented herein. The results show that compulsory purchase, purchase by agreement and the combination of the two have been applied to acquire land. Furthermore, these approaches caused the eruption of informal settlements and petty trading activities where PAPs were involved in. Therefore, the paper recommends to have a contextualised approach in the process of compulsory land acquisition. 

Autores y editores

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

Turimubumwe Prosper

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