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Latin American Forum on Notable Instruments of Urban Intervention

The Program for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announces this important forum, which will take place in Quito, Ecuador from 5 to 10 May 2013.

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Organized in conjunction with the State Bank of the Ecuador’s Republic aims to disseminate, share and evaluate an urban intervention remarkable toolkit developed and effectively implemented in Latin American cities. This is a set of 20 instruments, some of them little known and selected by low relevance criterion to influence critical issues, specific assessment existence and potential for replication in other jurisdictions in the region.

The original motivation for this initiative is the finding of the existence (and effective implementation) instruments that have an impact on critical issues in urban public agenda in the region. More important, some of these instruments are not always understanding of urban planners (or decision-makers in general) as, for example, Additional Potential Certificates of Construction (CEPAC), actually used in São Paulo. Other instruments equally notable, even though they are better known, are 4 perhaps inadvertently little considered, either by prejudices or bad information about the concrete conditions of its implementation, as well illustrates the improvements contribution.

It will be analyzed legal, fiscal and administrative instruments, that determine the regularization and land titling, development rights, social interest zoning, the administration of real estate values, the use of geographic information systems, improving neighborhoods, private action in urban development, public acquisition of land, property taxation, and the sustainability of land use changes, among others.

The Forum combines lectures with keynote presentations on instruments, followed by mini-courses offered simultaneously, so that the stakeholders have the opportunity to deepen theoretical and operational aspects of each instrument. Both conferences and mini-courses will be taught by Latin American experts with recognized expertise in the proposed instruments of urban intervention.

The activity is aimed at authorities, officials and technicians from local, regional Governments and national Latin Americans involved in the formulation and implementation of intervention instruments and with the soil policies management, as well as technical and university academics from non-governmental organizations, with interest and experience in the Forum contents.

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Among the topics covered are:

  • The contribution of improvements
  • Land acquisition by fiscal and regulatory via
  • Capital Gains recovery by buildable rights
  • Social Urban Integration
  • Public recognition of tenure rights
  • Preventive actions to informality
  • Land Provision for social housing
  • Interventions by private agents
  • Alternatives to real estate taxation
  • Expropriation for viable social housing
  • Urban Redevelopment

Online applications will be open from 25 January to 18 February and must be performed in two parts. The first part is done from the course page:

and the second in a separate link:

It is requirement to complete both forms regardless if you want to participate in only the conferences or in the conferences and the mini-courses.

For more information please contact:

Forum Content:

Catalina Molinatti

Application process:
Laura Mullahy

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