Spatial data infrastructure for pro-poor land management

Paudyal, Dev Raj and McDougall, Kevin (2010) Spatial data infrastructure for pro-poor land management. In: 24th International Federation of Surveyors International Congress (FIG 2010): Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity, 11-16 April 2010, Sydney, Australia.

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Various organisations are working to improve the living conditions of informal settlement and move them into the formal system. UN-HABITAT is one of the organisations working for the Habitat Agenda and has launched a pro-poor land management concept to improve the lives of slum dwellers through a flexible approach. City authorities generally consider slum or informal settlement as illegal. There is a general lack of reliable information necessary for planning and policy formulation required for upgrading and regularisation of these areas. Spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is critical to planning and decision making for pro-poor land management. However, the conventional spatial data infrastructure (SDI) concept is inadequate for informal settlement upgrading and regularisation. Therefore it is important to explore an appropriate SDI to accommodate new forms of legal evidence, utilisation of new technologies and open spatial information services.
The aim of this paper is to explore a SDI model for pro-poor land management in developing countries. In this context, a case study methodology has been adopted. Two cities Kathmandu Valley, Nepal and Allahabad, India are selected for the study. In both of the cities, the informal settlers live without tenure rights, in very poor conditions, and mostly occupy public land. A model of spatial data infrastructure for pro-poor land management has been suggested and its characteristics are described.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2010 02:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 06:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: land administration; pro-poor land management; informal settlement; spatial data infrastructure
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning
12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940116 Social Class and Inequalities

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