Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Rationalizing Urban Housing Land Allocation Policy in Khartoum for Sustainable and Effective Urban Planning

Abdulhafeez Awad Hafazalla

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Environmental Design, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: Khartoum is an example of a city where the land is controlled and allocated by the State. The land is allocated for housing and different urban activities through a specific process and procedures under specific rules, laws and institutional structure and policies. The paper discusses these issues to explore how sustainable the system is and how effective is the allocation process. Having a large number of interfering factors inherent in the urban land allocation, the paper discusses the rationality of the process and how it could be appraised. Adopting a deductive research method the article portrayed the complex nature of the system and highlighted the need for more sustainable and rational methods of allocation that can enhance appropriate urban land development.

Keywords: Khartoum, land policy, land allocation, sustainability, urban planning

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