URBTAN – University of Copenhagen

Land management system, urban governance and leadership

The future of urban tanzania

A collaboration project between the Institute of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, and the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen revolving around the interrelationship between three key concepts that are central to the establishment of effective urban land strategies: Land management, Governance and Leadership.The land management system operating in Tanzania determines issues of urban land provision, accessibility and demand. Governance is important because of the complex set of vertical and horizontal relations among different actors in the urbanization process and its management, particularly the role of a community based organization. The concept of leadership is an essential aspect of land management and governance in urban areas. Effective leadership of the land management system and of actors engaged in urban governance should result in an efficient land supply, distribution and utilization which in turn could lead to a more sustainable urban development.