The book's introduction reveals a startling premise that will potentially affect all counties, not just those in the Third World: by the year 2000, almost sixty urban centers will have populations in excess of five million, and almost fifty of those urban centers will lie in developing countries. The essential structure of Mr. Kitay's book consists of passages of explanation and analysis, with examples and observations concerning land acquisition in developing countries. The explanation and analysis portion begins with a discussion of the threshold issue of whether the private sector or government should be primarily responsible for land policy formulation, and proceeds to an analysis of the cost advantages to a municipality if it undertakes a program of advanced land acquisition. Once he establishes his premise, the author examines the techniques employed in acquiring the land, the institutions charged with that responsibility, and the methods of financing the acquisition.
Allan J. Berlowitz,
Land Acquisition in Developing Countries,
10 Fordham Int'l L.J. 846
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