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Communities, Land and Social Innovation

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Communities, Land and Social Innovation

Land Taking and Land Making in an Urbanising World

9781788973762 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Pieter Van den Broeck, Professor of Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, Asiya Sadiq, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium, Ide Hiergens, Research Fellow, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven and Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp, Belgium, Monica Quintana Molina, Architect, MA Human Settlements, Consultant for ONU-Habitat, Colombia, Han Verschure, Emeritus Professor, Department of Architecture, Frank Moulaert, Emeritus Professor of Spatial Planning, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium
Publication Date: May 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 376 2 Extent: c 320 pp
This timely and thought-provoking book examines the contemporary struggle of communities over land ownership and use rights in rapidly urbanising areas, analysing 12 key case studies from across four continents. Contributions from an international team of researchers, policy analysts and experts explore both neoliberal urban development policies and socially innovative initiatives, providing a state-of-the-art reflection of the field and contributing to an agenda for future research, policy and practice.

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This timely and thought-provoking book examines the contemporary struggle of communities over land ownership and use rights in rapidly urbanising areas. Analysing 12 key case studies from across four continents, it demonstrates changes in land and housing tenancy systems, showing how communities have revolted against the land hunger of speculators, agrobusiness and technocratic local authorities.

Contributions from an international team of researchers, policy analysts and experts explore both neoliberal urban development policies and socially innovative initiatives, discussing different modes of solidarity action and commons building to ensure both access to land and housing security. Chapters also introduce a critical governance perspective to land tenure dynamics and examine the increasingly prominent hybridisation of land use rights systems and land markets, providing a state-of-the-art reflection of the field and contributing to an agenda for future research, policy and practice.

Academics studying urban and regional planning, social innovation, and commoning will find this book to be essential reading. It will also interest policy makers and civil society organisations looking for a stronger understanding of land dynamics and urbanisation in order to set up new forms of land governance.

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‘This interesting book offers a diversity of understandings of how joint efforts to access land and land tenure enable communities and empower them to be part of their own governance, not only through the official land development and planning processes but also through informal, collective and complex community social innovations. A must read for those who are interested in understanding the processes of land development through a new, community focussed lens.’
– Tuna Tasan-Kok, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contributors
Contributors include: P. Abramo, A.M. Brown, N. Busscher, N. Carofilis, C. Collado Solís, V. d’Auria Anitha, C.E. Estrada, L.A. Flores Hernandez, E.T. Gbeckor-Kove, A. Hasan, I. Hiergens, R. Krueger, A. Mehmood, L. Miranda, F. Moulaert, O.A. Nyapala, B. Pak, C. Parra, G. Payne, O. Peek, M. Quintana Molina, A. Sadiq, K. Scheerlinck, A. Suseelan, PVK Rameshwar, C. Tavares e Silva, G. Testori, S. Ud Din Ahmed, P. Van den Broeck, H. Verschure


Contents
Contents:

Chapter 1
The Hybrid of Land Taking and Land Making
Pieter van den Broeck, Asiya Sadiq, Ide Hiergens, Monica Quintana Molina, Han Verschure, Frank Moulaert

Chapter 2
The COMP-FUSE City: Informal Land Market and Urban Structure in Latin American Metropolises
Pedro Abramo

Chapter 3
Options for Intervention: Increasing Tenure Security for Community Development and Urban Transformation.
Geoffrey Payne

Chapter 4
Analysing the Governance of Land Grabbing from a Combined Political Ecology and Environmental Justice Perspective
Nienke Busscher, Robert Krueger, Constanza Parra

Chapter 5
What We Learned from Habitat 1976 to Habitat 2016
Han Verschure

Chapter 6
The Changing Nature of Informal Settlements in the Megapolis in South Asia: the case of Karachi, Pakistan
Arif Hasan

Chapter 7
The Hillside Poor at Risk? Land Trafficking in Jose Carlos Mariátegui at the Outskirts of Lima, Peru
Carlos Escalante Estrada and Liliana Miranda

Chapter 8
Addressing the Housing Shortage Without Building Cities. The Minha Casa Minha Vida Program, Brazil
Carolina Tavares e Silva

Chapter 9
Urban Planning, Land Management and the Stubborn Realities of Informal Urbanisation in Peri-Urban Areas around Accra, Ghana.
Eden Tekpor Gbeckor – Kove

Chapter 10
Vulnerability of Urban Ecology of Bangalore: An Examination of its Contention with the Politics of Land Administration
Anitha Suseelan and PVK Rameshwar

Chapter 11
Co-Producing Alternative Urban Imaginaries in the Contested Riverbank Settlements of Guayaquil, Ecuador
Olga Peek, Nelson Carofilis and Viviana d’Auria Anitha

Chapter 12
Revisiting the Mexican Ejido. Envisioning Alternative Land Tenures in Guadalajara, Mexico
Luis Angel Flores Hernandez

Chapter 13
Informal Power Structures: Towards Provision of Services and Security of Tenure
Saeed Ud Din Ahmed, Abid Mehmood, Alison M. Brown

Chapter 14
Self Government and Social Innovation in Atucucho, Quito
Giulia Testori

Chapter 15
Community Management of the Waterfront: Exploring the Significance of Social and Cultural Identity. The Case of Kawaura Machi (Sakitsu and Imatomi), Amakusa City, Japan
Okoko Anita Nyapala

Chapter 16
Challenging the Agro-industrial Governance of Land Use Rights. The Experience of Community Supported Agriculture in Peri-Urban Flanders.
Carmen Collado Solís and Pieter Van den Broeck

Chapter 17
Studying the Interrelationship of the Formal and Informal Processes in the Making of Collective Spaces. The Case of Place Liedts and Environs – Schaerbeek - Brussels
Asiya Sadiq, Kris Scheerlinck, Burak Pak

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