This book examines the nexus between housing and stewardship in peri-urban areas outside of Harare, Zimbabwe. Housing in Zimbabwe
explores the factors that shape peri-urban environments into better managed and sustainable areas where housing development
is the major activity. Using the Stewardship Theory, or Partnership, Model as the main framework and point of departure, the
analysis follows five basic approaches: Biblical-religious, business, environmental, vernacular, and place-based community/grassroots.
Chirisa ponders conflicts among the relevant actors, given their contrasting priorities and interests and maintains that such
conflicts are perpetuated by such factors as local history, resident income levels, a lack of defined and clear-cut state
policies, and commitment by institutions towards the creation of sustainable settlements. The study recommends further application
and use of technologies for remote sensing (Geographic Information Systems included) to help monitor and guide development
in peri-urban areas with the goal of achieving evidence-based policies. The hope is to create effective tools for stewardship
by co-creating an institution focused on urban regional development using scenario and collaborative planning methodologies
to avoid chaotic peri-urbanisation.