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

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

by Alain Durand-Lasserve
     
 

ISBN-10: 185383890X

ISBN-13: 9781853838903

Pub. Date: 04/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Security of land tenure for the urban poor is fast becoming one of the major problems for developing cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on extensive research this book presents and analyses the main conclusions of a comparative research program on land tenure issues. Based on extensive case studies, it gives a comparative perspective of land tenure at a…  See more details below

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Security of land tenure for the urban poor is fast becoming one of the major problems for developing cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on extensive research this book presents and analyses the main conclusions of a comparative research program on land tenure issues. Based on extensive case studies, it gives a comparative perspective of land tenure at a global level. It looks at how solutions can be found and implemented to respond to the demands and needs of the majority of urban households living in informal settlements, and analyses how urban stakeholders, under particular social, legal and economic constraints, are devising and employing innovative and flexible responses.

"Holding Their Ground" fills a gap in the current literature on comparative research on tenure policies and will be invaluable to researchers, and professionals involved in defining and instigating tenure upgrading policies and programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853838903
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures and Boxes
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
1International Trends and Country Contexts - From Tenure Regularization to Tenure Security1
Pt. 1India
2Security of Tenure in Indian Cities37
3Policies for Tenure Security in Delhi59
4Security of Tenure: Mumbai's Experience75
5Security of Tenure of Irregular Settlements in Visakhapatnam86
Pt. 2Brazil
6Providing Security of Land Tenure for the Urban Poor: The Brazilian Experience101
7Security of Tenure in Sao Paulo127
8The Right to Housing and the Prevention of Forced Evictions in Brazil138
9Favela Bairro: A Brief Institutional Analysis of the Programme and its Land Aspects151
Pt. 3South Africa
10Security of Urban Tenure in South Africa: Overview of Policy and Practice165
11Evaluating Tenure Intervention in Informal Settlements in South Africa182
12Why the Urban Poor Cannot Secure Tenure: South African Tenure Policy under Pressure195
13Privatizing Displaced Urbanization in Greater Nelspruit209
14A Land Management Approach for Informal Settlement in South Africa218
Pt. 4Conclusions
15Evaluating the Experience of Brazilian, South African and Indian Urban Tenure Programmes233
16The Experience of Tenure Security in Brazil, South Africa and India: What Prospects for the Future?245
Index257

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