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Adaptive Perspectives from the Global South
Journal Articles & Books
May 2021
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

This book re-considers property law for a future of environmental disruption.

Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
May 2021
Madagascar

Les conflits fonciers et leur résolution à l’échelle locale dans un contexte de marchandisation de la terre. Une étude de cas dans les Hautes Terres à Madagascar.

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2021
Indonesia
Norway

Informal settlements represent a challenging operational context for local government service providers due to precarious contextual conditions. Location choice and land procurement for public infrastructure raise the complicated question: who has the right to occupy, control, and use a piece of land in informal settlements?

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021
Africa

Abstract: To avoid illegal occupation of people in areas where construction is forbidden and the development of informal settlements, municipal authorities must anticipate city planning.

Informal settlements and access to data in the time of COVID: a case for sharing data for decision making
Reports & Research
November 2020
Southern Africa

The spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries in the region has again brought to the fore the fact that very dense, under-serviced, mostly informal, settlements are not healthy places to live. They are also places where the spread of a disease is difficult to prevent or manage.

Land Journal Volume 9 Issue 11 cover image
Peer-reviewed publication
November 2020
Sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, the urban majorities are financially excluded from the formal housing markets and reside in informal settlements. Limited knowledge on the development of informal settlements compromises the efficacy of urban planning and policies targeting such areas.

The Nexus Between Urban Land Governance and Climate Adaptation
Reports & Research
September 2020
Global

Informal settlements in areas that are already disaster prone are an increasing problem. Climate adaptation is also often used as an excuse fo evictions to redevelop sites in a more climate-proof manner in what is often referred to as ‘climate gentrification.