Urbanization of Arable Land in Lahore City in Pakistan: A Case-Study

Khaliq -Uz-Zaman, Arif Anwar Baloch

Abstract


This paper is intended to explore the extent of converting arable land for urban use and the pace of construction activities on the residential housing schemes. In most of the schemes more than half of the plots are inbuilt because by-laws are very flexible and owners of vacant plots have no fear of cancellation and they consider this investment a better safeguard against inflation. Moreover,speculators invested their money in the plots because no cost/taxes are involved in the keeping of vacant plots. By implementing strict by-laws and imposing capital gains tax on vacant land and converting the collected taxes from the schemes to create revolving funds for house building for really needy, low-middle income groups, the extent of conversion arable land into housing schemes can be reduced.
Key words: Speculators; Pace; Conversion; Vacant plots; Density; Land policy


Résumé: Ce document est destiné à explorer l'étendue de la conversion de terres arables pour une utilisation urbaine et le rythme des activités de construction sur les programmes de logement résidentiel. Dans la plupart des régimes de plus de la moitié des parcelles sont intégré, car les règlements sont très flexibles et les contre l'inflation. Par ailleurs, les spéculateurs ont investi leur argent dans les parcelles, car aucun coût / taxes sont impliqués dans le maintien de parcelles vacantes. En mettant en œuvre stricte des règlements et d'imposer les gains en capital sur des terrains vacants et en convertissant les taxes perçues par les régimes de créer des fonds renouvelables pour la construction de la maison pour vraiment nécessiteuses, les groupes à revenu faible ou intermédiaire, l'étendue de la conversion des terres arables en programmes de logement peut être réduite.
Mots clés: Les spéculateurs; Pace; Conversion; Terrains vagues; Densité; Politique foncière


Keywords


Canadian;Social Science;Les spéculateurs; Pace; Conversion; Terrains vagues; Densité; Politique foncière;Speculators; Pace; Conversion; Vacant plots; Density; Land policy

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