Conference Papers

Geoffrey Payne & Associates have contributed to many international conferences. Below is a list, though not exhaustive, of conference papers presented over the last 11 years. The papers can be downloaded and re-distributed; however any reference to any part of these works must be properly acknowledged and the papers cannot under any circumstances be modified and then re-distributed.

World Bank Land Policy conference

The 2014 conference was on the theme of ‘Integrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 Agenda and was held in the Washington headquarters.

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USAID Seminar on urban land tenure and property rights

In 2013, Geoff was commissioned by Cloudburst Consulting Group to prepare a Brief on Urban Land Tenure and Property Rights for USAID staff working in country offices on infrastructure and urban development projects.

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Putting the law into context: An appreciation of Patrick McAuslan and his influence

Geoff was invited to present a paper at the conference held in Birkbeck College, University of London, on ‘Law and Development: Patrick McAuslan’s Odyssey 1961-2011: A celebration of the work of Patrick McAuslan’.

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Social Housing in a Globalising World

Geoff was invited to make a keynote presentation at the international MACDES Congress held at the Nacional Hotel, Havana, Cuba in December 2011.

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Presentation for Social Housing in a Globalising World

Geoff was invited to make a keynote presentation at the international MACDES Congress held at the Nacional Hotel, Havana, Cuba in December 2011.

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Global Urbanist Debates

Geoff was invited to contribute to the latest Global Urbanist debates on “Seeking a global urban agenda” which was held in London on 22 November 2011.

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Social Housing Report for DFID India

Resource materials on selected aspects of urban planning and housing prepared for the TI-UP Resource Centre and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) India Office.

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Building sustainable settlements... a look forwards to 2050

Geoff was invited to make a keynote presentation at the MACDES International Conference on Sustainable Development and the Built Environment held in Havana, Cuba between 04-07 December 2008.

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To own or to hold? Assessing the social and economic impacts of land titling programmes in urban and peri-urban areas

GPA was invited by the Global Land Tool Network to make a presentation on the research project ‘Social and economic impacts of land titling programmes in urban and peri-urban areas: Review of the literature and case studies in Senegal and South Africa’.

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The Urban Challenge

Geoff Payne was invited by the International Union of Architects to make a presentation at the UIA Congress Session on Slumcapes in Turin July 2008. The presentation, The Urban Challenge: Are architects part of the solution or the problem?, was delivered to an audience of over 200 delegates.

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Social and economic impacts of land titling programmes in urban and peri-urban areas: International experience and case studies of Senegal and South Africa'

Geoffrey Payne made a presentation on titling programmes in Senegal and South Africa at the the FIG (International Federation of Surveyors)/UN-Habitat Seminar on 'Improving Slums conditions through Innovating Financing' to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on 16-18 June, 2008.

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Are architects and planners part of the problem or the solution in enabling access to housing for the poor?'

Geoff Payne was invited by ArcPeace and Architects for Social Responsibility to present a paper at a conference held at the University of Catalunya in Barcelona on 18 April 2008.

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Social and economic impacts of land titling programmes in urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries"

Geoffrey Payne made a presentation on "Social and economic impacts of land titling programmes in urban and peri-urban areas of developing countries", in a seminar at Makerere University, Kampala, on January 28th 2008. The seminar was sponsored by SIDA, Makerere University and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology as a regional follow-up to the World Bank Urban Research Symposium held in Washington D.C. in May 2007.

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Social and economic impacts of land titling programmes in urban and peri-urban areas: A review of the literature

Geoff Payne was invited to present a desk review of literature on land titling programmes at the World Bank Urban Research Symposium in Washington D.C., 14 -16 May 2007. The desk review represents Stage 1 of an international social and economic impact assessment of land titling programmes carried out in urban or peri-urban areas of developing countries.

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Alternatives to Titling

Geoffrey Payne was invited by the World Bank Institute to present a paper on "Alternatives to Titling" in a video conference on Land Administration in Africa. Searching for Land Tenure Security, 22 May 2006. Participants included senir officials, academics and other professionals involved in land management and land tenure policies in six African countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

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Housing Convention in Istanbul, 08-09 April 2006

Contribution by Geoffrey Payne to Session VI: "New trends in urban transformation and redevelopment of squatter areas", of the Housing Convention organised by the Housing Development Administration, Government of Turkey at the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Disasters and professionals – part of the problem or the solution?

Notes for contribution by Geoff Payne at the meeting ‘Life in between now and the next disaster: Global perspectives on preventing loss of life and livelihoods", at the Nehru Centre, London.

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Multiple discourses on local development: Researching land, housing and property

Keynote paper presented at the Workshop held at Oxford Brookes University, in Oxford, 10 February 2006

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Reviewing titling and other tenure options

Contribution presented to the Global Land Tool Network meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, 24-25 November 2005

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Land management in urban and peri-urban areas

Response to Michael Kirk's paper on urban land issues entitled 'Ensuring efficient land management in peri-urban areas' given at the World Bank Asian Land Policy workshop, Phnom Penh, Cambodia June 2002

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Secure Tenure for the Urban Poor

Round Table seminar organised by Cities Alliance, Washington DC, USA, May 2002

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Land Rites: Innovations in land tenure for the urban poor

Paper presented at the UNCHS International Workshop on 'Securing Land for the Urban Poor' Fukuoka, Tokyo, Japan, October 2001

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Towards a Better Living Environment

Panel discussion on 'Towards a Better Living Environment' as part of UNCHS World Habitat Day, Fukuoka, Japan 01 October 2001.

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Legality and legitimacy in urban tenure issues

Abstract of a paper by Murat Balamir and Geoffrey Payne , submitted to the ESF/N-AERUS conference to be held at Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, May 2001

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Building partnerships for development

Presented at the International conference on Redevelopment in Southern Lebanon Beirut, April 2001

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The Contribution of Partnerships to Urban Development and Housing

Presented at the International Forum on Cities and Management of Public Housing in Bogota City Hall, Metro Vivienda October 2000

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Best Practices for Spatial Planning and Development Control in Developing Countries

Presented at the International Conference on Land Policy in Jakarta, July 2000

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Urban Land Tenure Policy Options: Titles or Rights?

Paper presented at the World Bank Urban Forum Westfields Marriott, Virginia, USA April, 2000

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Changing roles: Public and private sector activity in urban development

Presented at a special conference on 'From Welfare to Market Economy: The State aid & policy shifts in urban development & shelter programmes ' at Oxford Books University, Oxford in July 1999.

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Land management and shelter delivery issues and options

Presented at the Shelter Afrique annual symposium, 'Improving Housing Delivery in Africa in the Next Millennium' held at Cotonou, Benin, 15 June, 1999.

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The Biography of the Urban Projects Manual

Presented at the Inter-Schools conference Communicating for Development at the Max Lock Centre, Westminster University, April 1999

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Bilateral co-operation in the urban sector - the British approach

A contribution to the N-AERUS ESF workshop in Venice March 1999

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Research on Public-Private partnerships

A contribution to the N-AERUS workshop 'Urbanisation observed' Berlin 14.02.98 Also presented at the International Conference on Housing at Havana, Cuba, April, 1998

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Research on Public-Private partnerships in urban land development

A contribution to the 15th Inter-Schools Conference on Development 'The management of Sustainable Development in Fast Growing Urban Areas' to be held at the University of Wales, Cardiff, March 1998

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The influence of new technologies on architecture and urban planning

Paper presented to the international ARCPEACE conference on human settlements held in Lima, Peru in November, 1997

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Urban Land Tenure issues in Developing Countries: Titles or Rights?

Paper presented at the iKusasa conference on land tenure at the International Conference Centre, Durban, South Africa, August 1997

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Strategies for enabling informal settlers to obtain decent housing: How can the informal financial resources of the poor be institutionalised for house affordability?

Presentation to the NGO workshop on Housing for Low-Income Groups at Habitat II, May 1996

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Bridging the gap: Exchanging ideas and information on urban issues in the South

Presentation to the 13th Inter-Schools Conference on Development Research and Practice, Huddersfield March 1996

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Urban Design in Developing Countries

Presentation to the NGO workshop on Housing for Low-Income Groups at Habitat II, May 1996

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Bridging the gap: Exchanging ideas and information on urban issues in the South

Paper presented by Geoffrey Payne at the 12th Inter-Schools Conference on Development, Oxford Brookes University, 27-28 March 1995

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