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Conditioning the social tenure domain model (STDM) in Colombia: Case study

Fernandez Moreno, Olga Lucia (2011) Conditioning the social tenure domain model (STDM) in Colombia: Case study.

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Abstract:Informal settlements, as a consequence of urbanization, are spreading across developing countries.. Informal relationships between people and land are generally not recognized and not registered in Land Administration Systems. In this research it is explained that people living in informal areas are nevertheless recognized by the Government from other perspectives such as provision of education, public infrastructure and even taxation. Both population registering and voting registering are also recognized by the government. Those observations are based on field work data collecting in informal area in Villa Gloria and El Triunfo in Bogota, Colombia. In those locations people must organize themselves in order to have their own land books because the formal ownership was neither recognized nor legally and publicly registered. Based on these observations a framework for recognition and consolidation has been identified. Such a scheme includes four phases in the gradual „formalization‟ of the area. This research explains how the communities and urban area are progressively developed with little presence of the State. The phases are identified in this development showing the community‟s attitude to organize itself for claiming tenure security and property rights. This is related to the steps of The STDM and LADM models, which were used to understand the current situation and how this local system can be regularized. As a result, it fits to reality so that one can understand it. Such a reality requires the regularization and recognition of the public Registration Institution. This framework may become a guide to address similar cases in developing countries.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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