Brownfields regeneration; a possible solution to Uganda’s housing deficit.
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This study set out to explore the issue of brownfield regeneration with the view to suggest its use to combat the housing deficit being experienced by Uganda. The research was carried out in Makerere 3 parish in Kawempe Division using samples selected from Local Leaders, Planning officers and Real Estate agents within the area of study The main objective of the study was to explore the issue of brownfield regeneration with the view to suggest its use in combating the housing deficit in the country. The specific objectives were to identify the characteristics that make these brownfields suitable options for regeneration, to identify the challenges that need to be addressed to ensure sustainable regeneration of the brownfields to combat the housing deficit and finally to suggest ways how these challenges can be addressed. The research problem is that it’s the desire of every Ugandan and the government that every family in the country gets adequate housing, however this is not the case, many are overcrowded and lack adequate housing. Much as that is the case, there are brownfields which can be regenerated to solve the housing deficit the country is currently facing.in this report. Under chapter two, various literature pertaining to any similar topics was reviewed to come up with a clear understanding of various concepts involved. Chapter three presents the methodology used in carrying out the research .research findings, analysis and presentation of data are captured in chapter four and finally chapter five presents the conclusions and recommendations In summary, from the findings, different characteristics that make the brownfields suitable for regeneration were found which include, proximity to good road networks, commercial centres, residential zones, sources of labour. The challenges that need to be addressed included lack of a legal frame work for brownfields regeneration, hoarding, conservatism, contamination among others.to these challenges, ways were suggested how they can be addressed as discussed. The findings of this study lure further investigation into the extent of brownfields in Uganda and their causes.