Urban for all
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Urban Land for all

This brochure is meant to be both thought-provoking for policy and decision-makers in Member States, and to assist them to move forward and make improvements in urban land markets and tenure policies in their cities and countries.

The brochure consists of a synthesis of different types of policy instruments that could be used by government officials to introduce more appropriate and flexible tenure systems, uphold the rights of the urban poor, and secure urban land for slum dwellers. Boxes illustrating examples of innovative approaches show how security of tenure for the urban poor can be delivered by referring to what is actually happening on the ground in various countries worldwide. The emphasis is on tenure security in general (not necessarily ownership) because UN-HABITAT, with experience throughout the world, has found that it works; works for all the stakeholders, including the slum dwellers themselves and society at large.