Informal land investments and wealth accumulation in the context of regularization: case studies from Dar es Salaam and Mwanza

  title={Informal land investments and wealth accumulation in the context of regularization: case studies from Dar es Salaam and Mwanza},
  author={Manja Hoppe Andreasen and Gordon Mcgranahan and Alphonce G. Kyessi and Wilbard Jackson Kombe},
  journal={Environment \& Urbanization},
  pages={108 - 89}
Between half and three-quarters of new housing development in African cities has been taking place on land acquired through informal channels. This paper offers insights from a study of self-builders’ investments in informal land and housing in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, two of the largest and fastest-growing cities in Tanzania. The findings demonstrate that self-builders’ investments in informal land and self-built housing are inextricably linked with household wealth accumulation processes and… 
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