Recent Submissions

  • Gully-affected areas in the Kunene region: looking for suitable locations for future citizen-science project 

    Negussie, Kaleb; Orti, Miguel, Vallejo (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2019-01)
    Land degradation in Namibia is currently threatening livelihoods from several regions of the country. One of the major causes of land degradation in Namibia is soil erosion, which produces very critical ecological, landscape ...
  • Housing 

    Guillermo, Delgado (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018)
    Namibia is compelled to observe and to undertake efforts to realise the right to adequate housing, since it has ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 1994. In short, the right to ...
  • A short socio-spatial history of Namibia (ILMI Working paper 9) 

    Guillermo, Delgado (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018-08)
    include a trajectory of Namibia’s socio-spatial development for the reader to engage with my work. The term ‘socio-spatial’ is to stress the spatial dimension within social processes. To have simply left the term ‘spatia ...
  • Ecosystem services and small-holder farming practices -between payments, development support and right- an integrated approach (ILMI Working paper 10) 

    Bloemertz, Lena; Naanda, Martha; Wingate, Vladimir; Angombe, Simon; Kuhn, Nikolaus (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018-08)
    Small-scale farmers in north-central Namibia face numerous challenges, ranging from low crop yields, high rainfall variability and land degradation which is threatening the long-term productivity of the land, to social c ...
  • Urban land reform in Namibia 

    Lühl, Phillip; Guillermo, Delgado (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018-08-14)
    This document outlines some pertinent questions regarding urbanization in Namibia, provides central policy recommendations and identifies relevant research gaps to guide the policy debate on urban land reform as part of ...
  • Informal settlements 

    Muller, Anna (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018)
    Namibia is moving towards an urbanised country. This is illustrated by the fact that at independence Namibia was only 28% urbanized by 2011 urbanization has already grown to 42% and current projections are that by 2020 ...
  • Communal land 

    Nghitevelekwa, Romie (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018)
    Communal land is one of the land tenure systems in Namibia, the other being freehold land tenure system. At independence in 1990,Namibia resolved to retain communal land on the basis that majority of the population derived ...
  • Ancestral land 

    Katjiua, Mutjinde (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018)
    Ancestral land refers to ‘land of ancestors’. That is the land occupied by ones’ forebearers for generations and left something behind of value for current and future generations. There are usually contestations as to which ...
  • Land reform 

    Werner, Wolfgang (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018)
    A lot of aspects are commonly subsumed under the concept land reform. These range from redistribution to tenure and agrarian reform. What do these different concepts mean? Agrarian reform: this is the broadest term and ...
  • Urban land delivery 

    Mendelsohn, Martin (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018)
    There has been rapid growth in urban populations in Namibia (Pendleton et al, 2014). This growth is amongst predominantly amongst less educated, poorer migrants from rural areas in search of opportunities in urban areas. ...
  • Making Architecture 

    Lühl, Phillip (Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning. Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences. Namibia University of Science and Technology., 2017)
    How do we educate young architects to be not only technically literate professionals but also critical citizens able to question their role as professionals in the post-colonial context of Namibia? This is a major challenge ...
  • Positioning Namibia’s first school of architecture theoretically within its post-colonial context. 

    Lühl , Phillip (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. School of Architecture and Planning, 2016-09)
    Architectural education has on several remarkable occasions been the locus of radical change, usually in the wake of deep social transformations. In post independence Namibia, decolonisation of space has not been the subject ...
  • Assessment of Housing Needs in Namibia 

    Asino, Kristofina; Christensen, Åse (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018-05)
    The current paper derives from work conducted in the context of the Revision of the Mass Housing Development Programme (MHDP) that the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) commissioned to the Integrated Land ...
  • Housing in Namibia: The challenges and prospects for adequate future provision 

    Chiripanhura, Blessing M. (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018-05)
    The current paper derives from work conducted in the context of the Revision of the Mass Housing Development Programme (MHDP) that the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) commissioned to the Integrated Land ...
  • The ABC Model 

    Christensen, Åse (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2018-05)
    How does one build up an analysis? And how does one create the link between the individual partial-analyses in a problem-oriented project work? These are the two main issues that this booklet gives an overview of. This ...
  • The role of universities in participatory informal settlement upgrading: experiences from Kenya, Namibia, Uganda, and Zambia. 

    Guillermo, Delgado (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2017-07)
    This document is a report on the session that focused on the role of universities in participatory informal settlement upgrading at the workshop titled "Bottom-up city Wide planning in Gobabis", which took place on 11-13 ...
  • Investigating the environmental and anthropogenic spatio-temporal patterns of plant health of Welwitschia mirabilis in the central Namib Desert 

    Shuuya, Titus (2016-09)
    Environmental and anthropogenic patterns are the major factors that determine plant persistence across the landscape over a long-term period. The spatio-temporal patterns of vegetation distribution in the Namib Desert ...
  • Leasehold as a Vehicle for Economic Development 

    Werner, Wolfgang; Bayer, Charl-Thom (Legal Assistance Centre, 2016-11)
  • Leasehold as a Vehicle for Economic Development 

    Werner, Wolfgang; Bayer, Charl-Thom H. (2017-03)
    Secure tenure and registered land rights are widely believed to be necessary for access to credit, well functioning land markets and economic development. As a result Namibia introduced long term leasehold rights over ...
  • 25 years of land reform 

    Wolfgang, Werner (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Integrated Land Management Institute, 2015)
    The Land, Livelihoods and Housing Programme aims at deepening and expanding the focus on these three key issues in Namibia. This thematic approach seeks to reflect the wide-ranging skills exiting at the FNRSS, and was ...

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