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2013 Urban LandMark Conference

Moving from Knowledge to Change: Agreeing the Next Steps for Better Access to Urban Land

13 - 14 March 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Wednesday 13 March 2013
Session 1: Moving from knowledge to change
08:30 Registration, tea and coffee
09:00 Welcome
09:10 Introducing the theme: From knowledge to change stories of impact
Mark Napier, Urban LandMark
09:30 Keynote address 1: Mobilising land value to achieve better access to urban land
Carlos Morales-Schechinger, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam
10:00 Keynote address 2: Land, politics and the role of international development agencies
Geoffrey Payne, Geoffrey Payne & Associates, London
10:30 Tea/Coffee break
Session 2: Investor impacts in African countries
10:45 Session introduction by Chair
Ahmedi Vawda, Presidency
11:00 New encounters / sharing knowledge: the impact of China's Investments in cities in Africa
Allan Cain and Maribel Gonzales, Development Workshop Angola
Liu Haifang, Centre for African Studies - Peking University
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Urban LandMark
Kecia Rust, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa
13:00 Lunch
Session 3: Achieving impact through land law reform
14:00 Session introduction by Chair
Michael Kihato, independent consultant
14:10 Impact of planning law reform in Africa: policy and practice change?
Stephen Berrisford, Urban LandMark
14:30 Guide to urban legal reform in sub-Saharan Africa: rationale and envisaged outcomes
Patrick McAuslan, Birkbeck College, University of London
15:15 Where has the Land Governance Assessment Framework SA taken us?
Wendy Ovens & Felicity Kitchin, independent consultants
15:45 Session discussion
17:30 Report launch and light supper
Thursday 14 March 2013
Session 4: Lessons on urban land markets from the last seven years
09:00 Panel discussion on Urban LandMark: the Book
Mark Napier, Urban LandMark
Lauren Royston, Urban LandMark
Stephen Berrisford, Urban LandMark
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Urban LandMark
10:30 Session discussion
11:00 Tea/Coffee break
Session 5: Security of tenure and property rights
11:15 Session introduction by Chair
Lauren Royston, Urban LandMark
11:30 Operation of the Market study in Lilongwe, Malawi
Reathe Taljaard, Progressus Research & Development
12:00 People's experience of urban development on the ground
Patrick Chikoti, Centre for Community Organisation and Development (CCODE), Malawi
12:30 The Cities Alliance Mozambique Country Programme
Adele Hosken, Cities Alliance
13:00 Comparing results, and implications for slum upgrading
Lauren Royston, Urban LandMark
13:15 Session discussion
13:30 Lunch
Session 6: Engaging for impact at municipal scale
14:30 Session introduction by Chair
Stephen Berrisford, Urban LandMark
14:45 Township economies and related non-residential property markets
Katie Gull, PDG
15:15 A deeper engagement on managing urban land
Tristan Görgens, Isandla Institute
15:45 Respondents: ...on having municipal level impact
Peter Ahmad, City of Johannesburg, Development Planning and Facilitation unit
Soobs Moonsammy, EThekwini Municipality, Development Planning, Environment and Management
Jens Kuhn, City of Cape Town, Housing: Land and Forward Planning
16:15 Conference conclusion: notes on the way forward
Mark Napier, Urban LandMark
16:30 Conference close

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