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Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa: Traditional or Transformative? by Patrick McAuslan

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Chapter 12

Urban planning law reform: a regional overview

 

 

12.1 The colonial legacy

The evolution of private land law and land markets discussed hitherto has looked at individual countries because, although based on broadly similar colonial approaches and attitudes, the actual land laws took account of the different economic and social situations in each country. The development of urban planning laws on one hand or using English legal terminology, town and country planning laws on the other hand at least with respect to five of the countries in the region covered by this book were based on the same colonial legal and town planning approaches, resulted in very similar colonial town planning laws and, as will be shown in this chapter have ...

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