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Urban Tenure

With the expansion of cities and urban infrastructure comes a growing need to better understand the relationship between people and land in urban and peri-urban areas.

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NEWS: Land Portal celebrates 80 country profiles

13 November 2023

We are celebrating the Land Portal's 80th country profile -- Iraq -- and the 79 that stand behind it. This rich collection represents seven years of work and underpins the Land Portal's commitment to making land information open and accessible. We publish profiles in English, French, Spanish, and…

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It’s Saturday morning. Children, teens, homemakers, senior citizens and other residents have gathered, all ready to work for a common goal: to reclaim this green space for their community. The diverse group hatches their plans under an awning that protects them from the sun, the kind that warms…

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Forced Evictions in Brazil

Data against forced evictions in Brazil: The Zero Evictions Campaign

7 May 2024

How could a problem that affects at least 1,5 million people in a country like Brazil be so unheard of? How could so many families be evicted from their homes by public authorities, or with their endorsement, when staying at home was one of the main measures to contain a global health crisis, such…

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Sharing and Exchange: The Land Information Ecosystem in the Arab region

16 February 2021

Download the summary report of this webinar here This webinar was organized in the frame of the 2nd Arab Land Conference. It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account…