‘Somewhere to Live: Rising to the global urban land and housing challenge’ was launched on 30th May 2022 at an event kindly hosted by the Development Planning Unit, University College London, organised by Professor Colin Marx and Alexander MacFarlane. The sound recording can be accessed by clicking here and for the video record please click here.
Why is it that despite decades of economic growth, it is becoming harder to find somewhere to live that is decent and affordable? ‘Somewhere to Live: Rising to the global urban land and housing challenge’ explains the causes of the problem – and what needs to be done to resolve it. It is written in a […]
‘Secure Land Rights for All’ addresses land tenure issues and policy options in both rural and urban areas.
‘The Urban Housing Manual: Making Regulatory Frameworks Work for the Poor’, (Geoffrey Payne and Michael Majale) Earthscan, 2002 Every day millions of people around the world spend their hard-earned income improving houses they do not officially own or legally occupy. The vast majority are poor householders in urban areas of the South, where, in some […]
Land, Rights & Innovation, (Editor) Intermediate Technology Publications London, 2002 Every day millions of people around the world spend their hard-earned income improving houses they do not officially own or legally occupy. The vast majority are poor householders in urban areas of the South, where, in some cities, more than half the population lives in […]
URBAN PROJECTS MANUAL: A GUIDE TO PREPARING UPGRADING AND NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACCESSIBLE TO LOW INCOME GROUPS, (SECOND EDITION), (JOINT EDITOR) LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY PRESS 1983. BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE HOMELESS. SECOND EDITİON 2000. The manual closely follows the technical process employed in carrying out the project and […]
Making Common Ground: Public/private partnerships in land for housing (Editor) Intermediate Technology Publications (for DFID) London, 1999 This book provides a comprehensive review of experience in designing and implementing a wide range of partnerships for the efficient and equitable use of urban land. Using examples from countries throughout the world and at all levels of […]
Urban Land Tenure and Property Rights in Developing Countries: A Review ODA/Intermediate Technology Publications, London 1997 Urban land markets exert a major impact upon the ability of lower income groups to obtain access to adequate shelter and services. When they do not function well, the poor suffer more than anybody else. Whilst the importance of […]
The Living City: Towards a Sustainable Future Routledge 1990 The options and probabilities for the future of cities are issues of outstanding contemporary importance, both in the developed and developing worlds. The living city draws together both current main steams ideas on their futures and various alternative views to enliven the debate and put forward […]
Informal Housing and Land Subdivisions in Third World Cities: a Review of the Literature CENDEP, Oxford Polytechnic 1989 Studies of informal sector housing within developing countries commonly embrace a wide variety of settlement processes. The literature abounds with studies of “self-help” housing, case studies of slums and squatter settlements and their locally defined variations. Whether […]