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Communities, Land and Social Innovation: Land Taking and Land Making in an Urbanising World
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Communities, Land and Social Innovation: Land Taking and Land Making in an Urbanising World (Hardback)

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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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsRural communitiesScience & MathematicsGeographyHuman geographyScience & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planning Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 21/05/2020 ISBN-13: 9781788973762  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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

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