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The Open City Initiative

The Open City Initiative is a new global network of transdisciplinary education, research, and societal partnerships. The focus is on issues related to cities as open frontier spaces that belong to everyone, and urban studies that are widely open to any… Read More

Nominate a Climate Hero

What stories of frontline climate leadership need to be heard and amplified? The Human Impacts Institute, together with the Tenure Facility and the Ford Foundation, would like your help in amplifying the stories of frontline indigenous and local… Read More

Blog | Ensuring women’s participation in land governance: “bringing the law home” in Tanzania

Despite Tanzania’s progressive legal framework on land rights and governance, many women are often left out of community decision-making due to social and cultural norms that persist in some areas of the country. In this guest blog at… Read More

Perspective | Five insights on internal displacement and human rights for Asia and the Pacific in terms of the Paris Agreements

In this perspective article, author Albert Salamanca, Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Asia Centre, shares five insights on internal displacement and human rights for Asia in terms of the Paris Agreements. These insights have emerged… Read More

Journal Article | Fit-for-Purpose Land Administration in Violent Conflict Settings

In this recently published journal article by C. Augustinus and O. Tempra in Land (MDPI), the authors address the question: what are the key features of fit-for-purpose land administration in violent conflict contexts? The article discusses case studies… Read More

FAO recent publications: Improving governance of tenure in policy and practice – the ABC of land tenure – Investor perspectives

FAO recent publications: Improving governance of tenure in policy and practice – the ABC of land tenure – Investor perspectives The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recently published several interesting publications, including peer-reviewed… Read More

TUM | MSc in Land Management and Geospatial Science

Newly launched MSc programme in Land Management and Geospatial Science at TUM (Germany) The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is pleased to present the recently established Masters programme Master of Science in Land Management and Geospatial Science. In… Read More

PAX | Community-based strategies to protect HLP rights in Syria

Community-based strategies to protect HLP rights in Syria: Lessons learned This recently published document by PAX’s Benoite Martin outlines the lessons that have been learned in implementing a methodology that aimed at mapping ownership and violations of housing,… Read More

ETFRN News 60 | Publication volume of articles ‘Restoring African Drylands’

Publication of volume of articles on ‘Restoring African Drylands’ The European Tropical Forest Research Network and Tropenbos International have published a volume of articles on ‘Restoring African Drylands’ (December 2020) in ETFRN News 60, edited by Nick Pasiecznik and… Read More

Land Use Policy (Vol. 99) | Land tenure security for women: A conceptual framework

In this recently published article (open access), Cheryl Doss and Ruth Meinzen-Dick have developed a conceptual framework to analyze women’s land tenure security. The article identifies the multiple dimensions of women’s tenure security and outlines the key factors… Read More