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A Competition for Urban Land, Policies towards Informal Settlements in Lebanon, Cambodia and Syria

August 17, 2017
17 August 2017

Watch the full video (above) of the talk by Valérie Clerc, where she discusses precarious settlements, which are home to nearly one billion people across the world.

Through this talk, Clerc analyses urban policies pertaining to these informal settlements, which have not often followed the recommendations of international institutions, advocating the legalisation and improvement of living conditions in such precarious spaces.

Valérie Clerc is a Research fellow at the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development – IRD, and a member of the CESSMA Centre for Social Sciences Studies on Africa, America and Asia in Paris.

The Q&A session that followed can be accessed here.