A New Approach to the Collection and Spatial Analysis of Land Values in Lomé and Yaoundé

Authors

  • Armel Kemajou École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Martí Bosch École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Jérôme Chenal École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48346/IMIST.PRSM/ajlp-gs.v3i3.20911

Keywords:

Land value, Spatial Models, Urban data, Lomé, Yaoundé

Abstract

Understanding the land market is crucial when analyzing the spatial dynamics of cities. Spatial models, which are widely used to describe the growth of cities, are underdeveloped in Africa, due in part to the lack of urban data and/or the difficulty of collecting it. This paper presents a methodology for collecting analyzing land values in major sub-Saharan African cities. Through two case studies in the cities of Lomé and Yaoundé, it describes the implementation of such a methodology for collecting data on land prices and analyzing variations on an urban scale. It offers effective means of developing more accurate models for analyzing the dynamics of the land market.

Author Biographies

Armel Kemajou, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Armel Kemajou is Doctoral Candidate at the Communauté d'Études pour l'Aménagement du Territoire (CEAT), an EPFL research unit focusing on urban and spatial issues in Switzerland, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. He trained as an Architect and Urban Planner. His research interests include the processes of construction of urban peripheries in major cities in West and Central Africa.

Martí Bosch, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Armel Kemajou is Doctoral Candidate at the Communauté d'Études pour l'Aménagement du Territoire (CEAT), an EPFL research unit focusing on urban and spatial issues. His PhD thesis focuses on the assessment of the impacts of urban patterns on transportation, the environment and human well being. Such question is approachd from the perspective of the complexity sciences, understanding urban patterns as the spatial signature of multiple interactions between urban residents, firms and governmental bodies.

Jérôme Chenal, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Directeur du Centre "Excellence in Africa " à l'EPFL

Directeur de la CEAT à l'EPFL

Co-directeur du MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) en urbanisme (EPFL-UNIGE) avec Laurent Matthey et président du Conseil scientifique.

Directeur du COS (Certificate of Open Studies) en gestion et planification des villes africaines.

Co-responsable du CAS "Projet d'urbanisme et planification spatiale" (EPFL-UNIGE) avec Prof Geraldine Pflieger.

Co-responsable du CAS "Urbanisme opérationnel et opérateurs urbains" (UNIGE-EPFL) avec Prof. Laurent Matthey et Chroniqueur au Monde.fr

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28-09-2020

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Kemajou, A., Bosch, M., & Chenal, J. (2020). A New Approach to the Collection and Spatial Analysis of Land Values in Lomé and Yaoundé. African Journal on Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences, 3(4), 53–71. https://doi.org/10.48346/IMIST.PRSM/ajlp-gs.v3i3.20911

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