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Urban Tenure

With the expansion of cities and urban infrastructure comes a growing need to better understand the relationship between people and land in urban and peri-urban areas.

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Struggle continues for landless Brazilians

4 May 2022

Though a moratorium on evictions has been extended in Brazil, families still face forced removals. Activists are fighting for the right to land amid increasing precarity.     The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court extended the moratorium on evictions on the day of its expiry to 30 June. This is the…

Lucrative Tashkent Land Plot Sold To Relative Close To Uzbek President

13 April 2022

Main photo: Uzbek Prezident Shavkat Mirziyoev (center) with oligarch Bakhtiyor Fazylov (right). A lucrative plot of Tashkent land belonging to a major Uzbek steel plant has been sold to a company close to President Shavkat Mirziyoev’s son-in-law, at a fraction of its market value, documents showed…

China’s developers bid more for land, betting supportive measures will revive property market

12 April 2022

The premium on parcels of land in eight major cities that completed their first round of auctions for the year was up from 2021 Most of the winning bids in the latest auctions have come from state-owned developers Main photo: Land in China can only be sold three times a year, according to a…


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Breaking with prejudices: citizenship, innovation, and informalities in urban Africa

19 April 2022

This What to Read digest introduces three recent articles that take a different view on urban Africa. The publications refer to innovative ways to secure tenure in cities, obstacles to urban agriculture, and bring insights into the agency and opportunities of urban refugees.

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Sharing and Exchange: The Land Information Ecosystem in the Arab region

16 February 2021

Download the summary report of this webinar here This webinar was organized in the frame of the 2nd Arab Land Conference. It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account…