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A Handbook on Urban Land Markets for Africa

Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

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Urban Land Biographies [1.68MB]


Land Biographies Project


This report by Colin Marx and Margot Rubin explores how urban land is divided and re-divided within the context of the interaction between formal and informal land use management systems.

It investigates the processes, practices, techniques and power required to make it possible to divide spaces into smaller or larger parcels.

The three case study precincts are Diepkloof, Thokoza and Doornfontein.

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