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Migration, Informal Urban Settlements and Non-market Land Transactions: a case study of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Conference Papers & Reports
May, 2012
Papua New Guinea

This paper examines the various ways in which migrant settlers have gained and maintained access to land in the informal urban settlements of Wewak, the provincial capital of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Urban population growth in PNG and in Pacific Island states more generally is predicted to grow rapidly over the next two decades. Given the limited availability of formal housing for lower income people, it is likely that many will live in informal urban settlements on land owned by customary landowners.

El desarrollo sostenible de los asentamientos humanos en América Latina y el Caribe

Institutional & promotional materials
November, 2006
Latin America and the Caribbean

La ciudad es una matriz física y simbólica de la modernidad de nuestras sociedades y es en ella donde más se evidencian las tensiones y contradicciones del desarrollo urbano no-sostenible en nuestra región (concentración de la riqueza y de los vínculos con la globalización económica, severas inequidades y exclusiones sociales, contaminación, consumo energético irracional, pobreza urbana, entre muchos otros);.

Sustainable human settlements development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Institutional & promotional materials
February, 2005
Latin America and the Caribbean

This document presents an overview of the regional progress made towards the targets and commitments derived from implementation plans and programmes for the main agreements of the Johannesburg Summit and Agenda 21 regarding human settlements thematic cluster in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has been submitted as part of the preparatory process for the twelfth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, held in May 2004.

HUMAN SETTLEMENTS SECTOR REVIEW, UNION OF MYANMAR

Reports & Research
October, 1990
Myanmar

The oft-cited UN Habitat report on the 1989-1990 urban resettlement programme in Burma which the report estimates affected 1.5 million people (16 percent of the urban population). "...During the early months of 1990 international attention was focused on the Yangon squatter clearance and resettlement programme launched by the Government in 1989. The Mission found that the programme is not limited to Yangon, but has broad national coverage.

La crisis urbana en América Latina y el Caribe: reflexiones sobre alternativas de solución

Journal Articles & Books
December, 1989
Latin America and the Caribbean

Recoge textos elaborados en los últimos años por expertos de la CEPAL y por autores externos para la Unidad Conjunta CEPAL/CNUAH de Asentamientos Humanos, en cumplimiento de su programa de trabajo. Los textos se agrupan segun 3 líneas temáticas, 1) Areas críticas para la formulación de políticas de asentamiento humano en América Latina y el Caribe, 2) Metropolización y crisis, y 3) Planificación y gestión del desarrollo nacional: el rol de los gobiernos locales.