Some Views on Housing and Local Government from Africa South

  • G. M. Pelekamayo
  • J. C. B. Taylor
Part of the Urban Innovation Abroad book series (UIA)


Local authorities in Africa are torn between the pressures of implementing urban development processes that they inherited from the colonial past, on the one hand, and the pressures of present day urban development on the other. Most local authorities in Africa inherited urban forms and designs and a plethora of statutes which were a direct import from Europe. This type of planning was intended to develop the urban areas for the benefit of the settler population. This legacy continues to influence the decision making and development process in most local authorities.


Local Authority Urban Development Home Ownership Housing Policy Housing Program 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Pelekamayo
    • 1
  • J. C. B. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Ministry of Local Government of ZambiaLusakaZambia
  2. 2.Harare City CouncilZimbabwe

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