Research and Publications

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The major research focus areas in SERBI include the following:

i. Securing land tenure in rural areas;

ii. Functioning real estate markets;

iii. Rural land resources management

iv. Land acquisition, compensation and resettlement;

v. Valuation Accuracy;

vi. Real estate market cycles;

vii. Cadastral Surveying

viii. Topographical Surveying

ix. Mining Surveying;

x. Engineering Surveying;

xi. Geographical Information System (GIS);

xii. Land Information System (LIS)

xiii. Remote Sensing.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016

1. Musobozi, M. A. and Lucian, C. (2016). Examination of Rental Trend of Commercial Properties In Kampala City, Uganda: The Case Study Of Nakasero Area. Global Journal of Finance and Management (GJFM). Vol. 8, No. 1.

2. Lucian, C. (2016). Prediction of expansive soil based on the coefficient of linear extensibility (COLE). International Journal of Engineering Research & Science (IJOER). Vol-2, Issue-9.

3. Lucian, C. (2016). X-Ray Diffraction And Mineralogical Analysis Of Expansive Soils In Kibaha, Tanzania. International Journal of Engineering Inventions (IJEI). Volume 5, Issue 8.

4. Kimario, K. and Lucian, C. (2016). Implications of the Presence of Power Plants on Property Rents: The Case of Kinyerezi in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Pyrex Journal of Research in Environmental Studies (PJRES). Vol.    3, No. 4.

5. Shaidi, N. and Lucian, C. (2016). Condominiums, Gated Communities and Housing Estates:- An Investigation into the Factors Influencing House Buying. Decision: A Case of Dar Es Salaam In Tanzania. The International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Invention (IJSSHI). Vol. 3, Issue 10.

6. Dr. Vianey. J. Mushi (2016). Urban Land Valuation under Uncertainty: A Tale from Tanzania’s Real Estate Market. Journal of Building and Land Development.

7. Dr. Sophia Kongela (2016). Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism for Real Estate Sector: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis with Special Reference to Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of      Interdisciplinary Property Research (ZIO).

8. Dr. Gibson H. Munisi (2016). Ownership, board compensation and company performance in sub-Saharan African countries. Journal of Emerging Market Finance.

9. S. D. Mayunga (2016). The promise of Semi-Automated Feature Extraction Tools for Urban Planning in Developing Countries (2016). Journal paper
   International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research

10. S. D. Mayunga (2016). Towards a New Geoid Model of Tanzania Using Precise Gravity Data, Journal paper, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering.

11. S. D. Mayunga . (2016). Semi-Automatic Building Extraction from QuickBird Imagery, Journal paper, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering.

12. Ulotu, P.E. (2016). Integration of Tanzania New Gravity Network and Database into Vertical Spatial Reference System, International Journal of Engineering Science and Computing (IJESC), v. 6, n. 8.

13. Bwagalilo Fadhili, Evaristo Liwa and Ridhiki Shemdoe 2016 Indigenous knowledge of Zigi community and forest management decision-making: a perspective of community forest interaction. Journal of Natural Resources and Development. Vol. 6: 14 – 21.

2015

13 S. D. Mayunga. (2015). The New Tanzania Geodetic Reference Frame (TAREF 11) (Presented at GGIM conference in Nanjing, China)

14. S. D. Mayunga (2010). Potential of High Resolution satellite Images for Building Extraction in Dense Urban Settlement Areas, Journal paper, Survey Review.

15. Frank Mahuve, Evaristo Liwa and Job Chaula. 2015; Assessment of Spatial Accessibility to Health Care Facilities in Tanzania: A Case of Wanging’ombe District in Njombe Region. Journal of Building and Land development. Vol. 22 (1).

16. J. M. Lusugga Kironde (2015). Good Governance, efficiency and the provision of planned land for orderly urban development in African Cities: The Case of the 20,000 planned plots project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Current Urban Studies, Vol 3.

17. Alananga, S. (2015). Intra-Urban residential mobility and tenants’ workplace choices in Kinondoni Municipality, Habitat International Journal, Vol. 49.

18. Banyani M.A and Danny S.S Then (2015). The Use of 13F in assessing facilities management industry maturity. Facilities, Vol. 33 Issue 11/12.

19. Geho, M. and Mwasumbi, A.N (2015). Land Acquisition, Valuation and Compensation in Tanzania: A Critical Review. Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa. Volume 3 No 1.

20. Kayuza, H. (2015). The Dilemma of Implementing Property Taxation in Tanzania. Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa, Ardhi University. Volume 1 Issue 2.

21. Lupala, J and Kayuza, H. (2015).The Spatial Environmental Dimension of Sustainable Development : Comparative Analysis of Major Urban Centres of Tanzania.
Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 3 (2D).

22. Kayuza, H. (2015).Capacity Building for Improved Higher Education in Tanzania Journal of Building and Land Development, Vol. 22 Issue No. 1.

23. Katani J. Z., Madoffe S. S., Midtgaard F., Amanzi N. S., Kilawe C. J., Rija A. A., Mbeyale G., Zahabu E., Christopher B., Silayo D.S, Climate change mitigation and adaptation through development of fire management strategy for the Miombo woodlands: A tool for carbon storage and sequestration, Book Chapter in “Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Mitigation, in Print.

24. Tarimo, B., Dick, Ø.B., Gobakken, T. and Totland, Ø (2015). Spatial distribution of temporal dynamics in athropogenic fires in miombo Savannah woodlands of Tanzania. Carbon balance and management, Vol 10 (1).

25. Lucian, C. (2015). Characterisation of Mortar Deterioration in Historic Buildings in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology Studies (IJEATS). Vol.3, No.4.

26. Alananga, S. and Lucian, C. (2015). Cost Shares and Factor-Cost Ratios in Owner-Built Incremental Housing Construction in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (JCDC). Vol. 21, No. 1.

27. Alananga, S., Lucian, C. and Kusiluka, M. M. (2015). Significant Cost-Push Factors in Owner-Built Incremental Housing Construction in Tanzania. Journal of Construction Management and Economics.(JCME) Vol. 33, No. 8.

28. D.S. Stamps, E. Saria, C. Kreemer (2015). Sub-Saharan Africa Geodetic Strain Rate Model 1.0, Geological, earthquake and geophysical data GEM projects Report.

29. Ulotu, P. E. 2015. Optimal Vertical Datum for Tanzania. JLAEA, Journal of Land Administration in East Africa (JLAEA) , v. 3, n. 2, ISSN 2453-5869.

2014

31. Katani, J.Z., Madoffe, S.S., Amanzi, N.S., Rija, A.A., Midtgaard, F., Mbeyale, G., Zahabu, E. and Tarimo, B. C. (2014). The role and performance of existing governance structures in prevention and management of wildfires in Miombo woodland of Eastern Tanzani ,Tanzania Journal of Forestry and Nature Conservation.

32. Dr. Mwasumbi, A.N (2014). External Influence on Valuation: Looking for Evidence from Tanzania. Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa. Vol. 2 No 2.

33. Justine M. Mselle (2014). An evaluation of enabling factors for Technology transfer in Tanzania construction industry. International journal of construction engineering and management (IJCEM). Vol 3. No. 3.

34. Madoffe, S.S., Rija, A.A., Midtgaard, F., Katani, J.Z., Mbeyale, G., Zahabu, F., Liwenga, F. and Christopher, B. (2014). Assessment of fire prevalence and reduction strategies in Miombo woodlands of Eastern Tanzania.

35. Rija, A.A., Madoffe, S.S., Amanzi, N.S., Midtgaard, F., Katani, J.Z. and Mbeyale, G., Zahabu, E., Liwenga E., and Tarimo B. C (2014). Proceedings of the International Conference on Reducing Climate Change Challenges through Forestry and Other Land Use Practices.

36. Lucian, C. (2014). Engineering properties of Building Materials in Historic Buildings in Bagamoyo, Tanzania International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT). Vol. 3, Issue 9.

37. Saria, E., E. Calais, D. S. Stamps, D. Delvaux, and C. J. H. Hartnady (2014). Present-day kinematics of the East African Rift, Journal of Geophysical. Research. Solid Earth.

38. Stamps, D.S. and E. Saria (2014). Tanzania 2014, UNAVCO, GPS Data Set, UNAVCO data sets.

39. Ulotu, P. E. 2014. Mount Kilimanjaro Orthometric Height by TZG08 Geoid Model and GPS Ellipsoidal Heights from 1999 and 2008 GPS Campaigns, Journal of Land Administration East Africa (JLAEA), v. 2, n. 1.

40. U, Wampembe, M. Hagai, E. Liwa. (2014). Assessment of vegetation cover degradation and regeneration after removal of pastoralists in Usangu, Mbeya, International Journal of Ecosystems.

2013

41. Lucian, C. (2013). Analysis of Spatial Variability for Design of Sampling Strategies in Expansive Soils. International Journal of Civil Engineering Research (IJCER). Vol. 3, No. 3.

42. Lucian, C. (2013) Characteristics of Property Changes of Two Stage Lime-Cement Stabilized Expansive Soils. International Journal of Multi Disciplinary Research and Advances in Engineering (IJMRAE), Vol. 5, No. I, pp. 189 – 200.

43. Lucian, C. (2013) Effectiveness of Mellowing Time on the Properties of Two-Stage Lime-Cement Stabilized Expansive Soils. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT). Vol. 2 Issue 5.

44. Lucian, C. and Wangwe, E. M. (2013). The Usefulness of Rock Quality Designation (RQD) in Determining Strength of the Rock, International Referred Journal of Engineering and Science (IRJES). Vol. 2, Issue 9.

45. Lucian, C. and Alananga, S. (2013). Tracing Sources of Indigenous Knowledge on Building Elements of Historic Structures: The Case of Bagamoyo Building Heritage Site, International Journal for Management, Science and Technology (IJMST). Vol. 1, Issue 7, Paper- 2.

46. Bwagalilo Fadhili, Evaristo Liwa and Ridhiki Shemdoe 2013. Integrating Geospatial Decision Support System with Indigenous Knowledge in Natural Resources Management. International Journal of Ecosystems. Vol. 3(6).: 177-184

47. Bwagalilo Fadhili, Evaristo Liwa and Ridhiki Shemdoe 2013. Farmland Tree Governance outside Protected Area in Eastern Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry Vol.3 (7) 284 -293.

48. Evaristo Liwa: Towards 120 Years of Surveying and Mapping in Tanzania. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa. Vol.1 (1).

49. Evaristo Liwa. 2013 Performance of LAI and fPAR in the Classification of Remotely Sensed Data using Neural Networks. Journal of Building and Land Development; Special Issue pp 42-53.

50. Beatrice Christoper, Elifuraha Mtalo and Evaristo Liwa: 2013. Land Use Change Detection and Impact Assessment on an Agricultural Area Using IRS Satellite Data. Journal of Sustainable Development. Vol. 6(11). 1-16

51. Francis Mwakapuja, Evaristo Liwa, and Japhet Kashaigli. 2013. Usage of Indices for Extraction of Built-up Area and Vegetation Features from Landsat TM image: A Case of Dar Es Salaam and Kisarawe Peri-urban Areas, Tanzania. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol.3 (7) 273 -283.

52. Godfrey Mmbando and Evaristo Liwa: Assessment of Vegetation Cover Changes and Water Resources Changes in Igunga District: A strategy towards Policy Reform and Sustainable District Development. ACCEPTED for publication in the Journal of Building and Land Development. Vol.22 (1)

53. Almas Kashindye, Elifuraha Mtalo, Evaristo Liwa: 2013. Multi-temporal Assessment of Forest Cover, Stocking parameters and Above-ground Tree Biomass Dynamics in Miombo Woodlands of Tanzania. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 7 (7) 611 – 623.

54. Ganiza Luketa, Evaristo Liwa and Fransis Buberwa: Quality Assessment of Digital Line Graphs for Tanzania National Spatial Data Infrastructure. ACCEPTED for publication in the Journal of Building and Land Development. Vol. 22(1).

55. Frank Mahuve, Evaristo Liwa and Job Chaula 2013. Determination of Optimal Locations for Establishment of New Health Care Facilities in Tanzania: A Case of Wanging’ombe District in Njombe Region. Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Technology and Business (ISITB). Vol. 1(2) 68 -88.

56. Hidaya Senga, N. Kihupi, Evaristo Liwa and Didas Kimaro 2013. Land Cover Changes along the Coastal Marine Ecosystems of Zanzibar. Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2014, 4(2): 83-98.

57. Fernandes, R.M.S., J. M. Miranda, D. Delvaux, D. S. Stamps and E. Saria (2013). Re-evaluation of the kinematics of Victoria Block using continuous GNSS data, Geophysical Journal International.

58. Tarimo, B., Mtalo, E. and Liwa, E. (2013). Land Use Change Detection and Impact Assessment on an Agricultural Area. Journal of Sustainable Development.

59. Saria, E., E. Calais, Z. Altamimi, P. Willis, and H. Farah (2013). A new velocity field for Africa from combined GPS and DORIS space geodetic solutions: Contribution to the definition of the African reference frame (AFREF), Journal of Geophysical. Research. Solid Earth.

60. Francis Mwakapuja, Evaristo Liwa and Japhet Kashaigili (2013). Usage of Indices for Extraction of Built-up Areas and Vegetation Features from Landsat TM Image: A Case of Dar Es Salaam and Kisarawe Peri-Urban Areas. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry.

61. Ulotu, P. E. 2013. Validation of Gravimetric Geoid Model TZG08 Using GPS/Levelling Method in Mainland Tanzania, Journal of Building and Land Development (JBLD). Special issue. Vol 21 Issue 1.

62. H. Hagai & E, Mwaikambo (2013). The role of Land Administration System in instigating enablement of so and Society and National SDI Development, Conference paper, FIG Working Week, Abuja, Nigeria.6-10 May 2013.

63. Ubald Wampembe, Evaristo Liwa and Martine Hagai. 2013. Assessment of Vegetation Cover Degradation and Regeneration after Removal of Pastoralists in Usangu Wetlands – Mbeya, Tanzania. International Journal of Ecosystems. Vol. 4 (1):12-18

64. Yahaya Msangi and Evaristo Liwa 2013. A GIS Based Decision Support System for Identification of Suitable Sewerage Pond Sites in Tanzania. American Journal of Geographical Information System Vol. 3(1): 10-22.

65. Evaristo Liwa and Mwanaidi Mohamed. 2013; Assessment of the Impacts of Watershed Degradation on their Hydrological Functions: Case of Mkindo Watershed Mvomero District. Journal of Building and Land Development. Vol.22 (2).

66. Barnabas Mwiruki: PhD, Ardhi University. Dar es salaam Tanzania, AISA POLICYbrief Number 82 – February 2013.

67. E. Mwaikambo (2013). A, Rajabifard and M, Hagai, Modeling cost estimation for accessing spatial data using fuzzy logic and time driven activity based costing in the context of an NSDI, Journal of Spatial Science.

2012

68. Lucian, C. (2012).. Empirical examination of Assessed Property Values in Relation to Physical Property Attributes in Tanzania. Global Journal of Finance and Management (GJFM). Vol. 4, No. 1.

69. Lucian, C. (2012). Conceptual Model Development of Two Stage Lime-Cement Stabilized Expansive Soils. Global Journal of Researches in Engineering (GJRE). Volume 12-J Issue 3 Version 1.

70. Lucian, C. (2012. Soil-Suction Measurements Using the Filter Method to Evaluate Swelling Potential. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology (IJSET). Vol. 1, Issue 4.

71. Lucian, C. (2012). Effectiveness of Two Sequential Mixing of Lime -Portland Cement in Stabilizing Expansive Soils. International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering Research (IJASER). Volume 1, Issue 6.

72. Lucian, C. (2012). Stress-Strain Behaviours Of Two Stage Lime-Cement Treated Expansive Soils. International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER). Vol.2, Issue.6.

73. Madoffe, S.S Rija. A.A Mitgaar, F. Katani, J.Z Mbeyale, G. Zainabu, Liwenga F and Christopher, B. (2012). Preliminary assessment of forest structure, management and carbon stocking in Tanzania Miombo woodland. Book Chapter in “Climate Change Impacts Adaptation and Mitigation”.

74. M. Hagai (2012). Extraction of buildings for mapping of informal settlement areas: a strategy for formalization of land in the urban poor, CASLE (2012) African region conference on promoting sustainable land management.

2011

75. Lucian, C. (2011) . Geotechnology to Determine the Depth of Active Zone in Expansive Soils in Kibaha, Tanzania. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Science. Vol. 17, No. 2.

76. Lucian, C. (2011). Rental Value Trends in Real Estate Investment in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Global Journal of Finance and Management (GJFM). Vol. 3, No. 2.

77. E. Mwaikambo &, M. Hagai (2011). The need for assessing costs of inefficient access to fundamental spatial sets in least developed countries, First conference on Advances, Makerere, Uganda.

2010

78. Hagai, M; C. K. Msemakweli & A.I. Hassabo (2010). Semi-Automatic route location using high resolution satellite images, GIS, Linear Programming, & active contour model optimization. Science Net.

79. Lucian, C. (2010). Sustainable Geotechnology for Expansive Soils in Achieving Millennium Development Goal. The Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Integrating Innovative and Sustainable Technologies in Achieving Millennium Development Goals, Arusha, Tanzania.

80. M. Hagai. Food security modeling using GIS Techniques: A strategy towards reliable Famine Early Warning System (FSIEWS) for Tanzania Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA).

81. R. F. B. Buberwa, J. Chaula, M. Hagai . Reengineering of Tanzania land administration system using the land administration domain model, Journal of Building Land and development.

82. M. Hagai, J. Kashaigili, E. Siwa, Water and pasture availability on Livestock Routes under a changing Climate. Journal of Geographical Association of Tanzania.

83. M. Hagai (2010). Assessment of Tanzania Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) Readiness: the cases of Dar es salaam, Mwanza and Mbeya cities, Proceedings of SIDA-ARU Conference.

84. Mr. Mwiruki: Managing vulnerability to climate extremes in Africa: Some Policy Insights into frequent flooding in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

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