Research in Urban Land Governance

Urban Land Governance research is linked with the academic knowledge and field experience from our team of experts. ULG contributes to problem-focused and solution-oriented research on urban governance, land rights and the rule of law; urban land markets and finance; and land, water and natural resources management.

Services

Advisory and Research

Title

Cities Alliance Future Cities Africa (FCA) Output 4 - Development of CDS Toolkit.

Description

This innovative toolkit was developed for the Cities Alliance by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) and Labor für Politik und Kommunikation (FLMH). City Development Strategies 2.0. Cities Growing with Vision.

Year

2015-2016

Location

The Netherlands, Case studies in Uganda and Mozambique

Client

UNOPS and Cities Alliance

ULG Expert and Team Members

Coordinator: Paul Rabé

Contributing authors (IHS): Alexander Jachnow, Aloys Bongwa, Els Keunen, Forbes Davidson, Paul Rabé, Saskia Ruijsink, Stelios Grafakos, Veronica Olivotto, Hana Yoosuf, Maureen Babu, Nicolae Taralunga, Sorina Racoviceanu

 

 

Services

 

Research

Title

Study on Housing Market Dynamics in Africa

Description

Development of the report entitled Unlocking Land Supply and Providing Infrastructure For Social Housing. The report investigated land governance reforms and legal and regulatory frameworks necessary to facilitate the large-scale supply of serviced land for social housing in Africa.

Year

2014-2015

Location

The Netherlands, fieldwork in Kenya, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Côte  d’Ivoire and Morocco

Client

African Development Bank (AfDB)

ULG Expert and Team Members

 

Coordinator: Paul Rabé

Partner: UN-Habitat

 

 

Services

 

Contribution to Research

Title

Land value capture and its impact in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Description

Contribution to the Policy Focus Report on Implementing Value Capture in Latin America- Policies and Tools for Urban Development

Year

2013

Location

Washington, D.C., USA

Client

Inter-American Development Bank and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

ULG Expert and Team Members

Coordinator: Martim O. Smolka, LILP

Contributing author: Carlos Morales-Schechinger

 

 

Services

 

Contribution to Research and Conference Participation

Title

International Workshop on Knowledge Production and Research Collaboration in the Global South.

Description

Pedagogical strategies on legal and economic issues related to urban land. Conference participation on mobilising land value increments to make housing more affordable and to finance infrastructure in Latin America. Urban LandMark Report 2011-2013

Year

2013

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Client

Urban LandMark

ULG Expert and Team Members

 

Contributing author: Carlos Morales-Schechinger