An Assessment of Land Development and Land Supply; The Case of Casanchis and Merl Luke Development Areas in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


Population growth is the determinant force driving the demand of land for residential and other developments. Thus to cope with the ever increasing demand of land for different purposes, especially in the cities of third world countries the concerned institution should have to be well equipped to enhance land development and allocation for residential and different activities. This study attempts to assess and analyze land development and land supply process by taking into account two case studies i.e. Casanchis Urban Renewal Project and Meri-Luke Residential Housing Development Project found in Kirkos and Bole sub city Administration respectively. To conduct the research purposive and stratified sampling method has been employed and additionally it was triangulated by interviews, physical observation and documentary research. The analysis is based on the available information and collected data, which elucidates the marginalization of the poor and low-income group, and the inadequacy of provision of serviced land. Land development and allocation in Addis Ababa in general and the case study areas in particular is characterized by inadequate serviced land development and management practice, inconsistencies of land related laws and legal provisions, lack of clearly articulated policy directives and strategy, shortage of inji'astructures and service related problems, and poor institutional capacity. In Addis Ababa, existing urban land development and management practice need to be improved so as to use land, as a resource for any urban development program and its use should be optimized with the changing socio-economic and physical condition of the city.



Development and Land Supply