• Distinguishing between “land use rights” and “people’s rights” in informal areas

    17 March 2012

    Juridical and political barriers, together with land laws, are more serious than financial barriers when it gets to connecting slums to urban spaces, according to the participants of the conference (Re)sources "What if cities were taking on water?" on 14 March. The distinction "land use rights" and "people’s rights" is seen as a necessary precursor to water and sanitation access for informal areas' inhabitants : people’s access to these basic services should not depend on the ownership or the legality of their housing.

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