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  July 2011
  Issue homepage
  Expert Round Table: Climate Change and Urban Issues
  Cape Town Launch of Affordable Land & Housing Data Centre
  Developing Tools for Township Transformation: Knowledge Products Launch Workshop
  Urban LandMark Participates in Annual World Bank Conference
on Land and Poverty
  Urban Landmark Project
to Provide Support for
Slum Upgrading Initiatives In the Running for Cities Alliance Funding
  In the News

In this issue

Expert Round Table: Climate Change and Urban Issues
Urban LandMark is entering an organisational and strategic redesign phase. As part of this process, we hosted a Round Table on Climate Change and Urban Issues on 21 June 2011, to engage with experts in developing more concrete and directed interventions and actions within our proposed areas of focus.
 
Cape Town Launch of Affordable Land & Housing Data Centre
The Affordable Land and Housing Data Centre had its Cape Town launch on 7 June 2011, where the background to the Centre was explained, a demonstration of accessing the site's data was given, and some of its initial research findings were presented. The al+hdc is a joint initiative of FinMark Trust and Urban LandMark, with support from Lightstone Property Services and Eighty20.
 
Developing Tools for Township Transformation: Knowledge Products Launch Workshop
Urban LandMark's report on the development of formal retail centres in township areas will be formally launched on 26 July 2011, in a joint event with the South African Cities Network and the Neighbourhood Development Programme.
 
Urban LandMark Participates in Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
Urban LandMark's Mark Napier attended the annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington DC from 18-20 April 2011, where he gave a presentation titled Monitoring land and property markets in African cities: potential and implications for policy. The majority of conference papers and presentations were of exceptionally high quality.
 
Urban Landmark Project to Provide Support for Slum Upgrading Initiatives In the Running for Cities Alliance Funding
An Urban LandMark project proposal which aims to provide specialist tenure technical assistance and advisory services to slum upgrading initiatives in the southern African region is one of only seven projects approved for potential funding by the Cities Alliance Catalytic Fund.

In the news