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Communs fonciers pour l’habitat dans les Suds

Abstract : To what extent can the commons approach contribute to the renewal of policies, programs and projects in the field of housing? What is the feedback from experiences of common's housing projects in Global South's cities? While the notion of "commons" has been the subject of a remarkable resurgence of interest in the academic, operational and political world over the last ten years, little work has been done on the cities of the South and the precise question of land for housing. Yet access to urban land for city dwellers is a major issue, a determining factor in improving daily living conditions and providing access to "afordable housing", in the UN terminology, for the inhabitants of these rapidly growing cities. The dominant approach to urban land tenure, oriented towards individual ownership and the free market, generates speculative tendencies, land financialization and exclusion of the most precarious households. The critical force of the notion of commons opens up innovative ways to produce housing in the South, according to plural perspectives that are attentive to the needs and power to act of the inhabitants. This report presents the results of the research program "Communs fonciers pour l'habitat dans les Suds", led by the UMR Géographie-cités and conducted in collaboration with researchers in the fields studied. The program received funding from the French Development Agency (AFD) from 2017 to 2020, and is part of the AFD's reflections on the link between communes and development.
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Claire Simonneau, Eric Denis. Communs fonciers pour l’habitat dans les Suds. [Rapport de recherche] Agence Française de Développement, Paris, France. 2020. ⟨halshs-03086054⟩

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