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  June 2012
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  Urban LandMark Annual Conference
  Urban LandMark launches 'Value Capture' booklet
  Urban LandMark presents paper at World Bank Land and Poverty Conference
  Urban LandMark presents the Land Governance Assessment Framework for South Africa
  Development Workshop Angola presents at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference
  Urban LandMark presents
at Financing Low-cost Housing Africa
  Urban LandMark and FinMark play catalytic role in urban land and housing sectors
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This month's newsletter provides feedback on a broad range of Urban LandMark activities, including presentations at conferences and workshops, and research product launches.
 
Urban LandMark Annual Conference: Investing in Land and Strengthening Property Rights
Held from 12-13 April 2012 in Johannesburg, the Conference brought together a range of academic, government, civil society and private sector practitioners in the land, housing and property market sectors. The aim of the event was to address the realities of how to open up land, space, location and rights to African cities.
 
Urban LandMark launches 'Value Capture' booklet
Urban LandMark launched its booklet on the creation, measurement and capture of value from transport interchanges on Thursday 12 April 2012, during the annual Urban LandMark Conference. The booklet looks into the opportunities and obstacles to municipalities' use of value capture instruments.
 
Urban LandMark presents paper at World Bank Land and Poverty Conference
A paper titled One step at a time: Using survey data to inform an incremental tenure approach to land security in Maputo's peri-urban areas by Urban LandMark's Caroline Wanjiku-Kihato and Lauren Royston was presented at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
 
Urban LandMark presents the Land Governance Assessment Framework for South Africa
Urban LandMark was invited to participate in a pre-Conference workshop which discussed lessons from a number of African country Land Governance Assessment Frameworks (LGAFs). Mark Napier and Wendy Ovens gave presentations on providing independent input into policy development through the LGAF process, and lessons from implementing the LGAF in South Africa.
 
Development Workshop Angola presents at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference
Allan Cain, Director of Development Workshop Angola presented the state of Luanda's post-war land markets at the recent World Bank Land and Poverty Conference during the session on creating a basis for development in post-disaster and conflict situations. The presentation provided an overview of a recent World Bank-funded project on urban land in Luanda carried out by Development Workshop.
 
Urban LandMark presents at the Financing Low-cost Housing Africa Conference
This year's Financing Low-cost Housing Africa meeting brought together a range of role players to create a roadmap for the evolution of low-cost housing in Africa. Urban LandMark's Programme Director, Mark Napier, gave a presentation titled Spotlight on land markets: how government regulation can unlock access to land and housing on the first day of the conference.
 
Advocacy in action: Urban LandMark and FinMark play catalytic role in urban land and housing sectors by using research to inform policy
Findings and recommendations from FinMark Trust's 'RDP assets' research project and Urban LandMark's research into title deeds delays were addressed in the Department of Human Settlements' Budget Vote speech, delivered in Parliament in May 2012.

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