Monday, July 16, 2007

Squatters Rights, Post-Soviet-style

Transdniestria, an area in Moldova that has declared independence and calls itself the Pridnestróvskaia Moldávskaia Respública, or PMR, has passed a law to allow rural land occupants to gain legal title to their holdings, as advocated by Hernando de Soto. See The Tiraspol Times, 16 July and Tiraspol Times, 10 July.

Now: what about urban land?


Anonymous said...

Hi Robert, I thought you and your readers might be interested in my recent post on squatter settlements in cape town

rn said...

Thanks, rob g, for pointing me and other readers your way. You ask the key question when you bring up "the relevance of urban planning to global slums."

Rational planning that wipes out these communities is no planning at all.

Keep on thinking about these things.