Governing land on the fringes of African cities – 3rd June

Monday 3 June 2019 – 8.30 am-1 pm – Columbia Global Center Nairobi

An IFRA/Columbia GC/Global Land Tool Network collaboration

Limited empirical evidence is available about ongoing land market dynamics in the peri-urban areas in Sub-Sahara Africa, especially East Africa. Despite some individual or collective research initiatives, coordinated joint programs based on pluri-disciplinary approaches are yet to come in order to increase the understanding of the impacts of rapid urbanisation in Africa.

Based on case studies from Kenya, this half-day workshop will bring together researchers and experts from different backgrounds to reflect upon the impact of urbanisation on peri-urban land markets and land use transformations. The speakers will give short presentations about their methodological approaches, problems and specific empirical results, leading to open and interactive debates, in order to identify and discuss cross-cutting research questions.


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