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Basic Infrastructure & Housing

How a Misdirected Land Use Law Disregards Coastal Dwellers’ Rights

By |March 25th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Governance & Finance|Tags: , , , |

Lagos' Waterfront Infrastructure Development Law facilitates the sacrifice of the rights of coastal residents to commercial real estate development. Omotayo Odukola on the constitution and unjust implementation of a land use law.

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Learning from Latin America’s Informal Settlements and Urban Policies

By |March 18th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Informal housing is a common phenomenon in Latin America, and governmental regulations are designed to counteract it. However, some of them have had the opposite effect. Cynthia Goytia on its underlying dynamics and a necessary shift in urban policies.

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Formalising Land While Promoting Social Justice and Economic Benefit

By |March 11th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , |

When informal land is valued, transferred, or titled, it comes with many opportunities, but also great risks. James Kavanagh on beneficial standards and governance approaches.

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Evaluating the Slum Redevelopment Project of Borei Keila

By |March 9th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Housing & Informality|Tags: , , , |

Borei Keila stands out as a unique experiment in land sharing and social housing in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. Dr. Paul Rabé provides insights into its origins, the pitfalls in its realisation, and the lessons to be learned.

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Do Land-Based Commons Lead to More Inclusive Cities in the Global South?

By |March 4th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Global Urban Debates|Tags: , , |

What is the impact of land-based commons on tenure security and on progresses toward “inclusive cities”? Eric Denis, Claire Simonneau, and Irène Salenson explore cases of collective housing projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

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Energy Efficiency Policies and Net-Zero Ambitions: Collaborative Public-Private Partnerships Across Latin America

By |February 24th 2021|Categories: Basic Infrastructure & Housing, Urban & Metropolitan Governance|Tags: , , |

Juanita Alvarez outlines how the Green Building Councils of Latin America employed Public Private Partnerships to join forces for sustainable development.

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