This book showcases new empirical findings on the conceptualization, design, and evaluation of land management interventions and addresses two crucial aspects: how and under which conditions such interventions are responsible, and how such interventions can be supported by smart technologies. Responsible and Smart Land Management Interventions is for all types of actors in land management. Although primarily based on cases from Africa, it addresses land management issues from practical and theoretical perspectives relevant for land managers worldwide. It brings the discourse up to date and helps all practitioners designing new policies and those looking for new instruments to do so.

Aimed at land academics, including students, teachers, and researchers, as well as practitioners, including those working within international organizations, donor organizations, NGOs, and land independent consultants, this book  

  • Delivers innovative methodologies for land management for professionals involved in land administration projects
  • Explores land management from a geodetic and spatial planning perspective
  • Includes real cases, empirical data, and analysis in contemporary and alternative land management developments in Africa
  • Addresses important land issues which contribute to national development and achieving United Nations' SDGs
  • Discusses contemporary research findings related to societal needs in land administration which are equally valid for non-African contexts
  • Acts as a new teaching resource for land management and land administration courses, and land-related disciplines in geodesy, human geography, development studies, and environmental planning




part Section I|8 pages

Introducing Responsible and Smart Land Management

chapter 1|6 pages

Framework of Responsible and Smart Land Management

ByWalter Timo de Vries, John Bugri, Fatima Mandhu

part Section II|68 pages

Theory of Responsible and Smart Land Management

chapter 2|12 pages

Variation in Property Valuation and Market Data Sources in Ghana

ByFrank Gyamfi-Yeboah, Kwasi Gyau Baffour Awuah

chapter 3|14 pages

Patterns of Spatial Justice and Land Tenure Security from Urban Land Management

Insights from Kigali City, Rwanda
ByUwayezu Ernest, Walter Timo de Vries

chapter 4|12 pages

The Paradox of Poverty amidst Potentially Plentiful Natural Resources of Land in Rwanda

ByJossam Potel, Gloria Owona, Wilson Tumsherure

chapter 5|14 pages

Influences of Community Land Rights and Tenure Security Intervention Processes on Food Security in Northwest Ghana

ByBaslyd B. Nara, Monica Lengoiboni, J.A. Zevenbergen

chapter 6|14 pages

Human Recognition and Land Use Behavior

A Structural Equation Modeling Approach from Malawi
ByEbelechukwu Maduekwe, Walter Timo de Vries

part Section III|74 pages

Context and External Drivers of Land Management

chapter 7|14 pages

Reflections toward a Responsible Fast-Track of Namibia’s Redistributive Land Reform

ByUchendu E. Chigbu, Peterina Sakaria

chapter 8|12 pages

The Effect of Urban Sprawl on Land Rights

The Case of Nairobi—Mavoko Corridor
ByLuke Obala

chapter 9|16 pages

Integrating Customary Land Tenure through the Statutory Land Tenure System in Tanzania

The Case of the Iringa and Babati Land Formalization Process
ByBupe Kabigi, Walter Timo de Vries, Haule Kelvin

chapter 10|12 pages

Urban Identities in the Context of Land Management

Evidence from Urban Development Processes in Kibuga in Kampala, Uganda
ByPamela Durán-Díaz, Priscilla Tusiime, Walter Dachaga

chapter 11|18 pages

Authenticating Deeds/Organizing Society

Considerations for Blockchain-Based Land Registries
ByGianluca Miscione, Christine Richter, Rafael Ziolkowski

part Section IV|68 pages

Norms and Goals in Land Management Practice

chapter 12|12 pages

The Need for Land Use Planning and Governance in Suleja Niger State, Nigeria

What It Is and What It Ought to Be
ByGbenga Morenikeji, Bamiji Adeleye, Ekundayo A. Adesina, Joseph O. Odumosu

chapter 13|20 pages

Inner City Development in Ghana

Nature and Extent of City Expansion in Wa Municipality
ByE.D. Kuusaana, E.A. Kosoe, Ninminga-Beka, A.R. Ahmed

chapter 16|12 pages

Theory versus Reality of Inter-Agency Collaboration in Land Registration Practices

The Cross-Case of Ghana and Kenya
ByUchendu E. Chigbu, Anthony Ntiador, Stellamaris Ogutu, Walter Dachaga

part Section V|58 pages

Land Management Methods and Tools

chapter 18|10 pages

Is the Social Tenure Domain Model a Suitable Land Reform Tool for Zambia’s Customary Land

A Case Study Approach
ByFatima Mandhu

chapter 20|12 pages

Public Value Capture

An Opportunity to Improve the Economic Situation of African Municipalities
ByAndreas Hendricks

part Section VI|10 pages

Future of Land Management

chapter 22|8 pages

Advancing Responsible and Smart Land Management

ByWalter Timo de Vries, John Bugri, Fatima Mandhu