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Title:Mutamenti fondiari e condizione cittadina ad Harare
Author:Gervais-Lambony, PhilippeISNI
Periodical:Storia urbana: rivista di studi sulle trasformazioni della cittą e del territorio in etą moderna
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:real property
land tenure
urban areas
housing policy
Abstract:Text in Italian. English sum.: The capital city of Zimbabwe has recently been affected by the rapid transformation of its landownership structure: a vast home ownership progamme was launched after independence in 1980, whose aim was the granting of full citizenship rights to the black urban population. Harare's current housing crisis has raised questions as to the effectiveness of this policy. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the policy both in its quantitative aspect (did the urban dwellers really benefit from the home ownership programme?) and in its qualitative aspect (can it be said that the Harareans have become proper city people?). This second aspect is approached through a description of the urban dwellers' landownership strategies. The important transformations which have taken place in the city, the fact that the Harareans have suddenly become full actors in the life of their city, make Harare an ideal place to study the new relationship that is evolving between city people and their land in Africa. Bibliogr., notes, ref.