Communities, Land and Social Innovation

Land Taking and Land Making in an Urbanising World

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

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.

‘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

2020 304 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 376 2 £100.00 £90.00 $150.00 $135.00

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