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dc.contributor.authorPayne, Geoffrey*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.contributor.editorWestendorff, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:52:17Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:52:17Zen
dc.date.issued2001-05-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520120056405en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130519en
dc.descriptionA major proportion of urban housing in developing countries, and also in some European countries, is developed outside officially sanctioned processes. This is less a reflection of a global desire to break the law than of the existence of inappropriate planning regulations, standards, and administrative procedures. Many countries have inherited or imported their regulatory frameworks from outside, and these were designed to meet very different conditions from those currently facing countries in the South. By attempting to impose such approaches on populations which are invariably too poor to be able to conform to them, the danger is that respect for the law and official institutions in general will be undermined. For urban development to be socially, economically, and institutionally sustainable, it is therefore vital to assess the extent to which changes in the regulatory frameworks are required in order to lower the bottom rung of the legal housing ladder so that the urban poor can start climbing it. This paper serves as a 'position paper' for an international research project to evaluate the social and economic costs of such frameworks for new urban development.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent11en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/lowering-the-ladder-regulatory-frameworks-for-sustainable-development-130519
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleLowering the ladder: regulatory frameworks for sustainable developmenten
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.issuenameDevelopment and Citiesen
prism.number2 & 3en
prism.volume11en


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