ILMI Newsletter: May 2016
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ILMI Newsletter - May 2016

This month ILMI started a dialogue with the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) on possible collaborations on issues of land and housing. The first step will be an evaluation of community-led versus contractor-led housing initiatives, seeking to understand the benefits of each for the Namibian case.

This month a second workshop with teachers on the issue of adequate housing was held. The group will explore cooperativist models for housing, as well as test other innovative ways for addressing the housing situation of teachers.

Three new publications are also currently in press:
  • Werner, W. (2016) Land reform in Namibia: a bibliography (Working Paper No.2). Windhoek: ILMI/GIZ
  • Enemark, S. (2016) Sustainable Land Governance in Support of the Global Agenda (Working Paper No.3). Windhoek: ILMI
  • Enemark, S. (2016) Applying a Porblem-Based Learning Approach to Land Management Education (Working Paper No.4). Windhoek: ILMI
Adequate Housing Pilots for Teachers. A second workshop exploring issues of adequate housing for teachers in Namibia took place in May. Cooperativist housing models are being explored as possible avenues.
A survey on the profile of teachers in Windhoek was completed, and will be soon be available in the form of a progress report.
Campus Transformation project. The Namibia Architecture Students Association (NASA) organised a lecture by Rowan McNamara, from Kerry McNamara Architects, on the new Architecture and Planning building at NUST. The lecture forms part of NASA’s lecture series initiative and this specific lecture is in conjunction with the Campus Transformation Project; a collaboration between DASP, the Integrated Land Management Institute (ILMI) and The Department of Land and Property Sciences (DLPS). More information here.

HOUSING UNAM to establish a school of architecture in the Ongwediva ‘Eduardo dos Santos’ campus. (Link here)
LAND Rehoboth residents attempting to grab land clash with police. (Link here)
LAND Gobabis services 170 plots of land. (Link here)
LAND/HOUSING Windhoek City Council considering 150m2 housing plots; Mayor says is “too small”. (Link here)
LAND Russian billionaire quoted in Panama Papers scandal is absentee landlord of farmland in Namibia. (Link here)
URBAN New Parliament building with “extravagant features” to cost N$2,4 billion; protests against it due on June 16. (Link here)
President instructs four cabinet members to explain to the public the nature of the costs. (Link here)
The budget for the Parilament rises from N$2,4 to 2,7 in recent official press statement. (Link here)
INFRASTRUCTURE Water restrictions in Windhoek save 20% of regular water usage; current measures for resourcing water deemed temporary. (Link here)
INFRASTRUCTURE New public hospital to be built in the low-income area of Havana in Windhoek. (Link here)
INFRASTRUCTURE New Chinese-supported cement plant to double local capacity; concerns of a possible over-supply. (Link here)
HOUSING 83 Mass Housing units delivered in Walvis Bay; most to police officers. (Link here)
LAND/HOUSING 63 plots serviced in low-income area of Katutura, while 2,000 ones are serviced in wealthier areas in the same period. (Link here)
About ILMI
The Integrated Land Management Institute is a centre of the School of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences (SNRSS) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) committed to develop reputable and multidisciplinary research and public outreach activities in the field of land, administration, property, architecture and spatial planning.
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