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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, Research Fellow, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium and Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, NED University, Pakistan, 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 Human Settlements, Department of Architecture, Frank Moulaert, Emeritus Professor of Spatial Planning, Department of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 376 2 Extent: 304 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: P. Abramo, S.U.D. Ahmed, A.M. Brown, N. Busscher, N. Carofilis, C. Collado Solís, V. d’Auria, C.E. Estrada, E.T. Gbeckor-Kove, A. Hasan, L.A.F. Hernandez, I. Hiergens, R. Krueger, A. Mehmood, L. Miranda, M.Q. Molina, F. Moulaert, O.A. Nyapala, B. Pak, C. Parra, G. Payne, O. Peek, PVK Rameshwar, A. Sadiq, K. Scheerlinck, A. Suseelan, C. Tavares e Silva, G. Testori, P. Van den Broeck, H. Verschure


Contents
Contents:

1 The hybrid of land taking and land making 1
Pieter Van den Broeck, Asiya Sadiq, Ide Hiergens,
Monica Quintana Molina, Han Verschure and Frank Moulaert
2 The COMP-FUSE city: informal land market and urban
structure in Latin American Metropolises 18
Pedro Abramo
3 Options for intervention: increasing tenure security for
community development and urban transformation 41
Geoffrey Payne
4 Analysing the governance of land grabbing from
a combined political ecology and environmental justice
perspective 59
Nienke Busscher, Robert Krueger and Constanza Parra
5 What we learned from HABITAT 1976 to HABITAT 2016 77
Han Verschure
6 The changing nature of informal settlements in the
megapolis in South Asia: the case of Karachi, Pakistan 91
Arif Hasan
7 The hillside poor at risk? Land trafficking in Jose Carlos
Mariátegui at the outskirts of Lima, Peru 109
Carlos Escalante Estrada and Liliana Miranda
8 Addressing the housing shortage without building cities:
The Minha Casa Minha Vida Program, Brazil 125
Carolina Tavares e Silva
9 Urban planning, land management and the stubborn
realities of informal urbanisation in peri-urban areas
around Accra, Ghana 136
Eden Tekpor Gbeckor-Kove
10 Vulnerability of urban ecology of Bangalore: an
examination of its contention with the politics of land
administration 153
Anitha Suseelan and PVK Rameshwar
11 Co-producing alternative urban imaginaries in the
contested riverbank settlements of Guayaquil, Ecuador 166
Olga Peek, Nelson Carofilis and Viviana d’Auria
12 Revisiting the Mexican Ejido: envisioning alternative
land tenures in Guadalajara, Mexico 181
Luis Angel Flores Hernandez
13 Informal power structures: towards provision of services
and security of tenure 195
Saeed Ud Din Ahmed, Abid Mehmood, Alison M. Brown
14 Self-government and social innovation in Atucucho, Quito 214
Giulia Testori
15 Community management of the waterfront: exploring the
significance of social and cultural identity 228
Okoko Anita Nyapala
16 Challenging the agro-industrial governance of land
use rights: the experience of community-supported
agriculture in peri-urban Flanders 246
Carmen Collado Solís and Pieter Van den Broeck
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 263
Asiya Sadiq, Kris Scheerlinck and Burak Pak

Index 282

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