Count Me in, Surveying for Tenure Security
01 January 2010
This Count Me in, Surveying for Tenure Security book is about involving and engaging urban poor communities in one of the first steps of any participatory planning or upgrading initiative. It describes how we can use “participatory enumerations” a surveying method used to gain better knowledge of the needs and priorities of the community. It presents and analyses existing and novel applications of participatory enumerations to enhance tenure security and improve urban land management. This book is about participatory enumerations and the role they can play in urban upgrading, planning and development – and in improving land tenure security for the residents of informal settlements around the world.
The book looks at who undertakes participatory enumerations, and why they do so. It explains how participatory enumerations work and different ways of doing them. It identifies different reasons for doing participatory enumerations, providing a number of case studies as practical examples. It looks at advantages and disadvantages, successes and problems, and explores ways in which the approach can be developed and extended to new areas of use, such as for planning, evidence of first rights (adjudication), land administration, city-wide slum upgrading, and tax and revenue generation. This book describes existing and emerging methods and approaches to participatory enumerations, their potential contribution to urban management, land management, and land information management, and the challenge of achieving sustainable urban development.
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