GPA is proud to announce that the latest issue of Habitat International journal is dedicated exclusively to a series of papers on land tenure property rights commissioned by GPA as part of a research project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Geoffrey Payne is the guest editor of this special issue which has just been published as Volume Number 28, Issue 2, June 2004. The issue contains an introduction by Geoff, who also directed the research project, plus papers by research partners in ten countries from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean.
Each paper reviews a range of innovative approaches to increasing security of tenure and property rights for the urban poor. They also apply a typological matrix which can be used to identify and assess the full range of statutory, customary and extra-legal tenure categories in a city, their proportion of the whole supply system and the rights associated with them. The matrix also enables rights to be disaggregated by gender.