Usufruct Schemes: Alternative Modes of Securing Tenure for the Poor

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The unprecedented pace and scale of the proliferation of slums and informal settlements pose a major challenge to cities of developing countries like the Philippines and the international community. The numbers on slum dwellers are appalling and necessitate a global response. Data reveal that in 2000, there were 94 million urban poor/slum dwellers in the world's cities (more than 20% of the world population). By the year 2020, an additional 500 million will be added to the figure making it 1.424 billion urban poor/slum dwellers. And that by 2030, urban poor or slum population will have reached the 2 billion mark.

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The unprecedented pace and scale of the proliferation of slums and informal settlements pose a major challenge to cities of developing countries like the Philippines and the international community. The numbers on slum dwellers are appalling and necessitate a global response. Data reveal that in 2000, there were 94 million urban poor/slum dwellers in the world's cities (more than 20% of the world population). By the year 2020, an additional 500 million will be added to the figure making it 1.424 billion urban poor/slum dwellers. And that by 2030, urban poor or slum population will have reached the 2 billion mark.

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Source JournalMindanao Law Journal
Journal VolumeMindanao Law Journal Vol. 2 No. 2
AuthorsChristopher Rayos Co
Page Count18
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateJanuary 1, 2010
Tags Alternative, Securing Tenure, Tambara, Usufruct Schemes
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