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13-09: Peri-urban Land Development and inclusiveness
11:00am - 12:30pm
Session Chair: Oreoluwa Fika, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Netherlands, The
Peri-urban Land Development: Does Formal Tenure Benefit the Poor? Preliminary Research from Lagos and Bangalore.
Oreoluwa Fika, Paul Rabe
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Netherlands, The
The fluidity and complexity of land tenure systems and how they are governed in Africa and Asia more often leaves the poor deprived of access to land, creates conflicts and increases insecurity amongst low-income communities. In the developing countries, tenure systems exist in a continuum that ranges from statutory to customary to informal and many other forms in-between. In many cases, it proves challenging to distinguish the tenure status of land and more so in peri-urban areas with its dynamic spatial nature, changes in land-use and the consequent rapid socio-economic changes that occur. The MasterClass will address peri-urban land-use changes and tenure types. Based on preliminary qualitative research from peri-urban Lagos and Bangalore, the class will discuss current land-use changes, ownership trends, land tenure changes and the reasons why. Finally the class will discuss tenure types that could enable access and sustainable retention of land by the poor.