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January 28, 2013

Land policy tools in Latin America

     The Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, in partnership with the Banco del Estado of Ecuador, is preparing a multi-tiered event for the week of May 6-10 in Quito. The Latin American Forum on Noteworthy Instruments in Urban Intervention marks the culmination of a project centered around 20 case studies on urban instruments and their application in Latin American cities. The case studies, developed over roughly the past year, will be presented, discussed and evaluated at the forum in two formats -- plenary conferences and less formal, interactive mini-courses.
     The cases represent a range of legal, fiscal and administrative instruments related to land regularization and titling, development rights, special interest zoning, administration of property values, utilization of geographic information systems, urban upgrading, public acquisition of land, property taxation, and sustainability of land use changes.
     The case studies were developed by land policy experts from Latin America, who will present the conferences and mini-courses. The forum is oriented towards authorities and practitioners of local, regional and national governments who are involved in the formulation and implementation of urban intervention instruments and land policies, as well as academics and representatives of NGOs with interest and experience in these topics.

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