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  June 2010
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  Rethinking urban land markets in Africa
  World Urban Forum
  Launch of research booklet
  Developing teaching learning material in
support of making
markets work for the poor
  Street trading and the World Cup: a 'beautified', inclusive city?
  In the news

In this issue

Rethinking urban land markets in Africa
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato argues that Africa's urban land challenges cannot be viewed as simply a function of technocratic challenges and institutional weaknesses, since such an approach obscures a much larger (and fundamental) discussion about the appropriateness of the conceptual tools often used to understand the continent's land markets.
 
World Urban Forum, 22 - 26 March 2010, Rio de Janeiro
The World Urban Forum, established by the United Nations in 2002, examines one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact. Two staff members from Urban Landmark attended the conference.
 
Launch of Urban Landmark research booklet: Approaches to incrementally securing tenure:
An approach for informal settlement upgrading in South Africa

Lauren Royston reports on the recent conference on this topic, and the launch of the document summarising Urban LandMark's approach to incrementally securing tenure in informal settlements.
 
Developing teaching learning material in support of making markets work for the poor
Abueng Matlapeng describes how the development of teaching learning material (case studies) from selected Urban LandMark research reports and projects allows the organisation to disseminate its research findings.
 
Street trading and the World Cup: a 'beautified', inclusive city?
Elsa Burzynski, a French anthropologist currently being hosted by Urban Landmark, investigates the plight of street traders in Tshwane in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup 2010.

In the news