Policy Focus Reports

Regularization of Informal Settlements in Latin America

Edésio Fernandes

May 2011, English

This report provides municipal and community leaders with an overview of the challenge of informal settlements in Latin America, along with recommendations for improving regularization policies. It also identifies issues that must be addressed when creating policies, such as the need for finance mechanisms that do not impose a higher burden on the poor.


Development, Dispute Resolution, Economics, Environmental Planning, Favela, Growth Controls, Growth Management, Housing, Inequality, Informal Land Markets, Infrastructure, Land Law, Land Market Monitoring, Land Market Regulation, Land Monitoring, Land Reform, Land Use, Land Use Ethics, Land Use Planning, Land Value, Legal Issues, Local Government, Poverty, Public Policy, Public Utilities, Regulatory Regimes, Reuse of Urban Land, Slum, Spatial Order, Sustainable Development, Urban, Urban Design, Urban Development, Urban Revitalization, Urban Sprawl, Urban Upgrading and Regularization, Urbanism, Zoning