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An assessment of the planning and building system in Uganda: A case of Kampala City
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study is about assessing the planning and building system in Kampala City. Specifically the research is based on four objectives that is to say: describing the current process in planning, approval and supervision of building developments in the city, finding out the requirements for obtaining a building and occupation permit, evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the current planning and building legislation and lastly proposing measures that will strengthen the planning, approval and supervision of building developments in the city.

The review of the literature indicates that some scholars have written about developments springing up without proper urban planning and development control requirements, and little has been indicated on the reasons why. This research was intended to fill that slit. The methodology used in this study was both qualitative and quantitative. The interviews and review of documents were the major tools of data collection.

The findings indicate that the building plan approval process is a long bureaucratic procedure full of many repetitions which need to be scrapped to ease the whole process for the applicants. The legislations are on paper but implementation is not in attendance. There is evidence from field observations that many buildings have been occupied before they are finished or have been abandoned unfinished for a longer time than acceptable by the law.

There is need, therefore to reform the planning and building legislation to replace and harmonize all laws pertaining to planning and building to foster a meaningful and manageable planning, building and administrative processes in the country.

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2010.
Keyword [en]
Planning, Building System, Kampala City
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Landscape Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-24734OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-24734DiVA: diva2:353423
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QC 20101006Available from: 2010-10-06 Created: 2010-09-27 Last updated: 2010-10-06Bibliographically approved

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