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Urban Land Markets

Improving Land Management for Successful Urbanization

Editors: Lall, S.V., Freire, M., Yuen, B., Rajack, R., Helluin, J.-J. (Eds.)

  • Deals with cutting edge research and global-local thinking on urban land use and land markets across cities
  • Discusses the pertinent issues faced by cities and urban authorities
  • Interrogates research questions that have the most practical applications
  • Analyses the implementation, barriers and effects of prevalent policies and interventions in urban land use and land markets
  • Provides empirical evidence on urban land use and land markets functioning
  • Explores alternative policy options that have been proposed and implemented to better manage urban land use and improve land market performance
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About this book

The challenge of facilitating economic density is fundamental for successful urbanization. Flexible and forward-looking institutions that help the efficient functioning of land markets are vital in this respect. In particular, institutional arrangements for regulating land use, managing public land and allocating land rights have significant implications for how cities deliver agglomeration economies and improve the welfare of their residents.

This book provides fresh insights into these issues, compiling selected pieces of analytical and empirical research presented at the World Bank's Fourth Urban Research Symposium on Urban Land Use and Land Markets, held in Washington, DC, May 2007. Specially commissioned papers helped develop a robust analytical foundation to clarify ongoing debates on urban land management and welfare and synthesized the political and administrative challenges of improving the efficiency of urban land markets. Among the questions that this book addresses are:

- Does more public intervention in land markets produce more affordable land market outcomes?

- Do conventional approaches to strengthening property rights bolster security of tenure and market transactions?

- How should governments go about integrating informal settlements with the broader city economy?

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Government Land Use Interventions: An Economic Analysis

    Brueckner, Jan K.

    Pages 3-23

  • The Effect of Residential Land Market Regulations on Urban Welfare

    Henderson, J. Vernon

    Pages 25-49

  • Land Use Regulation: Transferring Lessons from Developed Economies

    Whitehead, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Making Urban Land Markets Work Better in South African Cities and Towns: Arguing the Basis for Access by the Poor

    Napier, Mark

    Pages 71-97

  • The Formalization of Urban Land Tenure in Developing Countries

    Durand-Lasserve, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 101-132

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8862-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9064-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Land Markets
Book Subtitle
Improving Land Management for Successful Urbanization
Editors
  • Somik V. Lall
  • Mila Freire
  • Belinda Yuen
  • Robin Rajack
  • Jean-Jacques Helluin
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8862-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8862-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8861-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9064-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 408
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