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Title:Special issue: rethinking urban land markets: Southern Africa in comparative perspective
Editors:Kihato, Caroline WanjikuISNI
Royston, LaurenISNI
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1874-6330)
City of publisher:New Brunswick, NJ
Publisher:Transaction Periodicals Consortium
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Africa
Latin America
land tenure
informal settlements
urban poverty
conference papers (form)
External link:https://link.springer.com/journal/12132/24/1/page/1
Abstract:This special issue of 'Urban Forum' comprises a collection of articles focusing on the dynamics of urban land markets in South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, Ghana, Botswana, and Zambia, with comparative cases from Asia and Latin America. The papers were presented at a conference convened by Urban LandMark in 2010 entitled 'Rethinking emerging land markets in rapidly growing Southern African cities'. The authors focus on the dynamics of informal land markets. By exploring how the poor participate in the informal economy, the articles offer insights into the relationship between land and poverty, and how low-income households use land to cope with social, political and economic insecurity. Contributions: Rethinking emerging land markets in rapidly growing Southern African cities (Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Lauren Royston); Luanda's post-war land markets: reducing poverty by promoting inclusion (Allan Cain); Customary land reform to facilitate private investment in Zambia: achievements, potential and limitations (Austine Ng'ombe, Ramin Keivani); Land tenure and the self-improvement of two Latin American informal settlements in Puerto Rico and Venezuela (Jean M. Caldieron); Multiple land regimes: rethinking land governance in Maputo's peri-urban spaces (Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Lauren Royston, Josť Alberto Raimund, InÍs Macamo Raimundo); Towards facilitative and pro-poor land-use management in South African urban areas: learning from international experience (Tristan GŲrgens, Stuart Denoon-Stevens); Urban land market in Ghana: a study of the Wa municipality (Nicholas Addai Boamah); Squatter settlements in the Kathmandu valley: looking through the prism of land rights and tenure security (Bijaya K. Shrestha); Low-income access to urban land and housing in Botswana (Aloysius Clemence Mosha); The integration of multiple layers of land ownership, property titles and rights of the Ashanti people in Ghana (Thomas Shaw). [ASC Leiden abstract]