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Urban World: Cities and Land Rights (Volume 3 Issue 1)

Land is a scare resource involving a wide range of rights and responsibilities. When poorly managed, it can become contentious often leading to disputes, conflict, degradation and other problems, all of them drivers of slum development and poverty in urban areas.
In this issue of Urban World:

    * Land and climate change in a new urban world
    * African ministerial meeting adopts new action plan
    * Five years into the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN)– A perspective from UN-HABITAT partners around the world
    * Land governance for rapid urbanization Communities making new gains