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A Handbook on Urban Land Markets for Africa

Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

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2010 Urban LandMark Conference

Speaker biography: Allan Cain

Allan Cain is an architect and specialist in project planning, urbanisation and the upgrading of informal settlements. He has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies (Waterloo, Canada), did his graduate studies at the Architectural Association (London, UK) and further specialist studies at Harvard and Bolder, Colorado (in Microfinance). He has over 35 years of professional experience in developing countries, 30 of those in conflict and post-conflict Angola implementing projects for community water supply, school building & planning, environmental sanitation, land rights and public participation. Has also developed programmes with local civil society and NGO partners in Angola on peace-building. In recent years he has participated in several programme evaluations and missions for the United Nations, European Union and the World Bank. He has worked in Canada, Egypt, Oman, Iran, USA, Niger, Angola and Mozambique. He is the director of Development Workshop (Canada, France and Angola), Canadian Honorary Consul to Angola, an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the boards of several development institutions. He has lectured at universities in Canada, Angola, Norway, USA, South Africa and the UK. His articles and papers have been published widely in international journals. Along with his co-founders of Development Workshop he is working on a forthcoming book titled "Planning with Vulnerable People in Turbulent Times".

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