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Informal Land Markets--Perspectives for Policy

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Show simple item record Sanyal, Bishwapriya 2014-11-20T17:04:07Z 2014-11-20T17:04:07Z 2014-11-20 2014-07
dc.description.abstract To propose a policy perspective, on any issue, one must begin with a historical awareness of how such issues have been addressed in the past. This is particularly important in prescribing policies for urban informal real estate markets because the characteristics of such markets are still not fully understood, even after fifty years of policy interventions to enhance their effectiveness. Lacking a clear definition of how informal markets operate and connect to the larger urban economy, past efforts to influence the functioning of such markets have been based primarily on “Learning by Doing,” the title of the World Bank’s first serious study on the topic (Cohen et al, 1983). Indeed, much has been learned since that World Bank’s publication, thanks to the research undertaken by many scholars, including the authors of the chapters in this volume1. It is beyond the scope of my concluding remarks to summarize all such insights. Hence, what follows are a few key lessons learned by academics and practitioners—lessons that illuminate the critical issues raisedby the authors of this volume. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Pennsylvania Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike en_US
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dc.source Sanyal via Peter Cohn en_US
dc.title Informal Land Markets--Perspectives for Policy en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sanyal, Bish (2014). "Informal Land Markets--Perspectives for Policy." In Birch, Eugenie; Chattaraj, Shahana; and Wachter, Susan (eds.) (2015) Informal Real Estate Markets (Forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press) en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Studies and Planning en_US
dc.contributor.approver Sanyal, Bishwapriya en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthor Sanyal, Bishwapriya en_US
dc.relation.journal Birch, Eugenie; Chattaraj, Shahana; and Wachter, Susan (eds.) (2015) Informal Real Estate Markets en_US
dc.identifier.mitlicense OPEN_ACCESS_POLICY en_US
dc.eprint.version Author's final manuscript en_US
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