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Strategic Paper on Land: Advocacy material for GLTN partners and Secretariat in the events leading to Habitat III in October 2016 : Short Version
This paper addresses land and ways to handle it in all human settlements – urban as well as rural for several reasons: a) challenges around land and the way to handle them are not so different, b) the development of rural settlements is key to solve the problems of ever-growing urban settlements, c) rural settlements automatically increases the pressure on the cities as it leads to further rural-urban migration and d) growing and sprawling cities easily result in negative effects for the surrounding hinterland, which further stipulate rural-urban migration and the growth and sprawl of (mega)cities.
This research work on developing a strategic paper on linking land and the New Urban Agenda had been conducted to strengthen the strategic articulation of land issues, challenges and opportunities in the New Urban Agenda. This paper is supposed to be used for advocacy by GLTN partners and Secretariat in the events leading to Habitat III in October 2016.
Author: Dr. Babette Werhmann