Trading Places: Accessing Land in African Cities
Urban LandMark is launching its latest book at the Spatial Transformation of Cities Conference in Johannesburg on the evening of Wednesday 5th March 2014.
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: Turbine Hall, 65 Ntemi Piliso St, Johannesburg
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 21 February
Trading Places is about urban land markets in African cities. It explores how local practice, land governance and markets interact to shape the ways that people at society's margins access land to build their livelihoods. The authors argue that the problem is not with markets per se, but in the unequal ways in which market access is structured. They make the case for more equal access to urban land markets, not only for ethical reasons, but because it makes economic sense for growing cities and towns. Trading Places highlights the land practices of those living on the city's margins, and explores the nature and character of their participation in the urban land market. Several of the authors will speak about their experiences in writing about the challenges faced by people accessing land in rapidly urbanising centres, and what this means for the future of cities like Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lilongwe, Maputo and Luanda.
A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the event at a special launch discount.
Turbine Hall, Johannesburg