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From Urban Vulnerabilities to Resilience: Lessons from Messina's Integrated Risk Approach

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Global

In the city of Messina the multiplicity of vulnerable situations is a distinctive feature and is representative of the pervasiveness of the risk conditions present in the Italian territory The critical residential tissues are part of an extended geography in which to the conditions of seismic and hydro geomorphological vulnerability are added additional criticalities including altered natural resources abandoned infrastructure brownfields quarries and unregulated landfills etc Despite this for Messina there is still no urban planning tool capable of interpreting in an integrated way the ris

Technical Land-Sea Spaces: Impacts of the Port Clusterization Phenomenon on Coasts, Cities and Architectures

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Global

Landsea interactions extending inland and towards the marine spaces are affected by major management and design transformations Globalization processes port expansion projects and extensive energy transition requests have recently led port institutions to demand more land engaging deeply with logistics platforms and radically restructuring forms of port governance In this competitive context the phenomenon of Port Clusterisation ie the administrative aggregation whereby two or more ports are merged to form port clusters is heavily impacting the institutional sphere However not only does thi

Mapping Safety, Security and Walkability of Historical Public Open Spaces in Post-Conflict Libya: Tripoli as North African Case Study

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Libya

North African cities have been undergoing major transformation over the past two decades following protracted instability civic uprising and conflicts changing their perception from havens to territories of displacements with social psychological and physical problems Historic public spaces in those cities in particular form a critical part of urban environments as they have the identity livelihoods and crosscommunity engagement in a healthy and fulfilling urban fabric and culture Whilst there have been several studies on the characteristics of open spaces in urban environments there is ver

Exploring the Contemporary Challenges of Urbanization and the Role of Sustainable Urban Development: A Study of Lagos City, Nigeria

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Nigeria

As urbanization accelerates sustainable approaches are necessary to counter the adverse environmental impacts The study investigates the multifaceted challenges of Lagos City due to urbanization and evaluates the effectiveness of sustainable urban development in tackling these problems It employed a mixedmethods approach to provide informed decisions for liveable urban environments Census data satellite imagery interviews surveys and focus group discussions provided a comprehensive understanding of Lagoss urbanization and its effects Findings reveal pressing problems such as housing shortag

Genre Et Foncier Au Sénégal : Étude De Cas Dans La Commune De Ross Béthio.

December, 2022
Senegal
Cameroon
Iceland
United States of America

In Africa, particularly in Senegal, the issue of gender in land governance remains an equation when it comes to access to land. In a number of West African countries, the issue of gender and land tenure is an ongoing one, insofar as the same obstacles have been identified for vulnerable groups, women in particular. In reality, access to land resources remains very limited for women for several reasons. As far as legislation is concerned, equal access is enshrined both at national level in constitutional and legislative provisions and at international level in conventions and charters.

The Geo-History Of Urban Land Governance In Côte D’Ivoire: An Analysis Of Urban Sprawl In Bouaké

December, 2022
France

African cities are characterized by urbanization, social and economic problems that very often favor crises in the development of their spaces. The city of Bouake, in the center of Côte d'Ivoire, has been experiencing urban sprawl since 1980. This urban sprawl is the result of shortcomings in urban land governance in Côte d'Ivoire following several land reforms. This study analyzes the successions of urban land reforms poorly suited to population growth and a difficult economic context in Bouake.

Formalizing tenure of Indigenous lands improved forest outcomes in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil

Journal Articles & Books
November, 2022
Brazil

Across the globe, the legal land rights and tenure of many Indigenous peoples are yet to be recognized. A growing body of research demonstrates that tenure of Indigenous lands improves livelihoods and protects forests in addition to inherently recognizing human rights. However, the effect of tenure on environmental outcomes has scarcely been tested in regions with high development pressure, such as those with persisting forest–agriculture conflicts.

Diagnóstico da desestruturação da pesquisa científica ambiental e do sistema de áreas protegidas no estado de São Paulo, Brasil

Journal Articles & Books
November, 2022
América do Sul
Brasil

No final de 2020, em meio a grave crise de saúde mundial do coronavírus, o Governo do Estado de São Paulo encaminhou à Assembleia Legislativa projeto de lei que, sob a justificativa de equilibrar as finanças, propunha extinguir vários órgãos públicos. Dentre esses, o Instituto Florestal, instituição de pesquisa com mais de 130 anos, responsável principal pelas pesquisas sobre a conservação e o manejo das unidades de conservação e áreas protegidas, últimos refúgios da biodiversidade paulista.

Executive Summary - State of Land Information in Namibia Report (English)

Reports & Research
November, 2022
Africa
Namibia
Global

This is a brief summary of the State of Land Information in Namibia report. The SOLI Namibia reports serves as a diagnostic for the land information ecosystem in Namibia and enable targeted interventions for improved information management at a later stage. 

The full report can be found here: https://landportal.org/library/resources/soli-namibia-english