Special Issue "Land Tenure and the Future of Cities"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: social and legal aspects of property rights; social conflict over land; land use policy formation and implementation; informal settlement upgrading; peri-urban land management
We have become an urban planet and it is estimated that cities are growing by over 1 million people per week—primarily in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Many new urban residents reside in informal settlements (slums) with no secure land rights. Secure land rights has long been associated with a variety of social and political rights, and economic opportunities. Yet in developed countries, millenials appear to be eschewing land ownership for alternate tenure forms. What form of land tenure makes sense for the future? Should existing forms be more widely available? Are there alternative models for these unprecedented conditions? Scholars working on these and related questions in developing, transition, and developed countries are encouraged to contribute.
Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs
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- land tenure
- land ownership
- informal settlements
- settlement upgrading