Urban Land Policy for Latin American Journalists
This course is especially designed to help journalists understand current Latin American urban issues and their roots in land and urban policies. Mass media and journalism professionals have great potential to inform the public regarding cities and their problems and to influence urban and land policy. The course will cover the fundamentals of land markets (land use and price determination), the nature and limits of property rights in Latin American legislation, and alternative land-based tools for financing urban (re)development. Special attention will be given to new urban planning instruments currently being applied in the region, including value capture, inclusionary zoning, and regularization of informal settlements.