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Making Land Legible: Cadastres for Urban Planning and Development in Latin America


The traditional cadastre – a public land registry typically used to track ownership and property taxation – is being reimagined throughout Latin America as a powerful tool to promote fiscal stability and guide urban planning initiatives, including building resilience in the face of climate change, according to new research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Advances in technology and data crowdsourcing have made this new multipurpose cadastre possible, say Diego Alfonso Erba and Mario Andrés Piumetto, authors of Making Land Legible: Cadastres for Urban Planning and Development in Latin America. Full Story

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  • A New Generation of Leadership for Land Trusts
    Jean Hocker, president and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance from 1987 to 2002 and named in 2014 as the Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute, surveys two generations of land trust leaders: the generation which emerged during the early years of the Land Trust Alliance and helped establish la...

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