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January 2023

Context and background               Residing in areas of flood risk informal settlements is more or less normal among low-income households in most cities of the developing countries.

January 2022

Context and background Despite steps implemented by Local Government Authorities to guarantee appropriate urban land development, individuals in informal settlements are developing in violation of laws, rules, and norms. Millions of individuals have grabbed property and constructed temporary houses to gain a footing in cities, in violation of law and ownership rights.

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

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

Journal Articles & Books
Reports & Research
May 2021

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

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?

January 2021

Compulsory land acquisition is inevitable for developing countries so that they can implement projects in urban areas for the quest of sustainable urban development. However, the decisions on land acquisition have to be contextualised so that the PAPs should be protected from disruptions and loss of livelihoods that may lead to uncertain sustainable urban development.

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.

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