Competence Centre of City Development, Housing and Urban Design(CC4)



The Chair of Urban Policy provides students with the basic knowledge of policies related to urban issues and the way they are devised. This includes issues related to the urban housing, land policies, urban management, governance and the legal aspects of planning; particularly relating them to the Ethiopian context. Students are also thought the basics of Economics and urban economics.

The chair offers the subsequent courses both to the undergraduate and graduate programs.


  • Introduction to Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Legal Base of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Municipal Finance
  • Ethiopian Policies on Urban Realities
  • Urban Management and Governance
  • Real Estate Development and Planning
  • Integrated Project VII (With other Chairs)
  • Urban Economics and Urban Politics
  • Planning laws, Governance and Public Finance
  • Project design and Real Estate Management
  • Housing Policy, Institutions and Legal Framework


On top of rendering the aforementioned courses to its students, the chair undertakes different studies related to the urban lands, and policy issues. Besides, local urban economic matters and other cross cutting issues are also the research interests of this chair. The chair also assists other researchers and students who are interested in undertaking researches in the above mentioned areas.

current research activities:

  • The Middle Income People and What Dug Deep into Their Pockets

Services and consultancy

The Chair provides consultancy services to any interested government, private and non-governmental organization. After agreement made between the Addis Ababa City Administration and the EiABC, the chair has strengthened its presence in the field of consultancy. As a result of this agreement the chair has been undertaking different projects like the land grading and the benchmark land pricing of the city of Addis Ababa.


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Mukerem Mujteba
Graduate Assistant 



Location / addres

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EiABC at the Addis Ababa University

South Campus – Lideta

New Building

P.O. Box 518

Addis Ababa – Ethiopia



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