Transforming Our Cities by Addressing Gender Deficit in Land Titles in Brazil

By |2024-01-04T15:44:37+01:00April 1st 2022|

Can we transform our cities by addressing the gender insecurity and inadequacy women face? In the northeast state of Pernambuco in Brazil, Espaço Feminista reflects on lessons learned from fighting for women’s land rights by achieving land regularisation in informal settlements.

How Digital Data and Mapping Shaped Bangladesh’s Urban Climate Resilience Plans

By |2024-01-04T15:46:28+01:00March 17th 2022|

Female indigenous residents of informal settlements in coastal Bangladesh are especially vulnerable to risks induced by climate change. Digital mapping ensures that they are adequately considered in the development of urban climate resilience plans.

Four Ways to Democratise Research on Urban Land Rights

By |2024-01-04T15:04:52+01:00December 7th 2021|

Inclusive research design has the potential to turn “beneficiaries” into experts and agents of change. Rebecca Enobong Roberts makes a strong case for why urban land rights researchers need to proactively consult the groups they study, not just observe them.

Regularising Unauthorised Colonies in Delhi: A Missed Opportunity to Improve Gendered Access to Land?

By |2024-01-04T14:24:25+01:00April 1st 2021|

Delhi’s recent regularisation scheme PM-UDAY promises to improve tenure security of about 5 million residents – a highly ambitious task considering the gendered implications of land tenure security in India. Can the scheme deliver on its potential and strengthen women’s land ownership? By Sonal Sharma, Smriti Singh and Sukrit Nagpal from SEWA Bharat

Regularising Unauthorised Colonies in Delhi: Well-Intended but Not Enough

By |2024-01-04T14:24:39+01:00March 30th 2021|

A recent regularisation scheme promises to improve the tenure security of about 5 million Delhi residents. But how inclusive is the scheme and does it keep pace with the realities on the ground? Sukrit Nagpal, Smriti Singh and Sonal Sharma from SEWA Bharat take a critical look.

How a Misdirected Land Use Law Disregards Coastal Dwellers’ Rights

By |2024-01-04T14:24:58+01:00March 25th 2021|

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.

Perceptions Data Reveal Patterns of Tenure Insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa

By |2024-01-04T14:25:15+01:00March 23rd 2021|

Understanding what drives perceived security can help policymakers and urban planners make better choices. Shahd Mustafa shares new findings from Prindex’s report on land rights in the Arab region.

Learning from Latin America’s Informal Settlements and Urban Policies

By |2024-01-04T14:25:41+01:00March 18th 2021|

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.

Evaluating the Slum Redevelopment Project of Borei Keila

By |2024-01-04T14:26:37+01:00March 9th 2021|

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.

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

By |2024-01-04T14:26:52+01:00March 4th 2021|

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.

Land Rights in Africa Are About People, Not Paperwork

By |2024-01-04T14:27:05+01:00March 2nd 2021|

As part of the Prindex global dataset, people in 34 sub-Saharan countries were asked about their feelings of security or fear regarding possible eviction. Dr Ibrahima Ka and Cynthia Berning share intriguing findings.

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