Beyond Titling

4th Urban Research Symposium 2007 Organised by the World Bank and Sida

Åsa Forsman
Formal land delivery systems have often been inadequate to meet growing urban populations' demands for secure tenure. The "informal land delivery system" - squatting, illegal subdivision of plots and pavement dwelling - has been the only answer. In order to improve poor people's livelihoods, we need to better understand how the full continuum of informal and formal land markets operate; how new solutions to secure land for poor people can be developed; and how land can be used sustainably.

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