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Paper eres2013_30:
Estimating the Benefits of Sub-Saharan Africa Urban Land Use Planning System: A Methodological Discussion

id eres2013_30
authors Awuah, Kwasi Gyau Baffour; Felix Hammond, Jessica Lamond, Colin Booth
year 2013
title Estimating the Benefits of Sub-Saharan Africa Urban Land Use Planning System: A Methodological Discussion
source 20th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Vienna, Austria
summary A large volume of literature discussion focuses on the weakness of sub-Saharan Africa land use planning systems to the exclusion of their benefits. The starting point to any effort at assessing the extent of benefit of these land use planning systems is to devise a suitable benefit estimation methodology. This study based on a review of the literature interrogates the conventional quantitative methodologies usually employed in the developed world to calibrate benefits of planning policies. It is established that conventional methodologies used in the developed world are associated with complexities and require huge volumes of organised data, which are hardly encountered in sub-Saharan Africa. This signifies that a bespoke methodology is required to estimate the benefits of planning regimes in the sub-region. The study, therefore, prescribes a methodology based on the nature of planning regimes and organised data peculiarities in the sub-region.
keywords Benefit, Sub-saharan africa, Land use planning, Quantitative , Methodology
series ERES:conference
type paper session
email K.BaffourAwuah@wlv.ac.uk
more http://library.eres.org/cgi-bin/rsa98.pl?conf=ERES2013&type=session&theme=L&slot=5710
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session L-6: Real Estate & Urban Economics
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