Holding Their Ground: Secure Land Tenure for the Urban Poor in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Alain Durand-Lasserve, Lauren Royston

Routledge
Published March 1, 2002
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9781853838910 - CAT# Y122725

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Summary

Security of land tenure for the urban poor is now a major problem for developing cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This book presents and analyzes the main conclusions of a comparative research programme on land tenure issues. It looks at how solutions can be found and implemented to respond to the demands and needs of the majority of squatters and informal settlements, and analyzes how urban stakeholders, with different social, legal and economic constraints, find innovative and flexible solutions. The book is intended to fill a gap in the literature on comparative research on tenure policies and should be useful to researchers and professionals involved in defining and instigating tenure upgrading policies and programmes.

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