Article scientifique

Market-driven evictions and displacements: Implications for the perpetuation of informal settlements in developing cities

Alain Durand-Lasserve (Laboratoire SEDET - CNRS-Université Paris) | In: Huchzermeyer, M., and Karam, A. (Editors). ‘Informal settlements. A perpetual challenge?’ University of Cape Town Press. | 2006 |

Current dynamics accompanying the liberalisation of land markets in many developing countries, and nationwide land titling programmes carried out in the name of economic development and poverty reduction (World Bank, 2003) are increasing the market pressure on urban low-income settlements, and this in a global context where resources generated by economic growth are rarely allocated to housing and resettlement projects for the low-income groups.