Geoff was invited to present a paper on ‘What to do about unauthorised settlements’ as part of the ‘Social Justice in the City’ theme of the IFHP Congress. For more details visit London 2013.
Before making any policy decisions regarding land tenure or property rights, it is advisable to undertake a review of the existing situation and the implications of each tenure category. Producing a typology of locally present tenure categories and their associated property rights will help you to do this. This website posting highlights the main concerns for undertaking a typology, gives step by step instructions on how to undertake your own typology of your local area and provides a general typology which can be adapted to local contexts.