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A Handbook on Urban Land Markets for Africa

Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

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2010 Urban LandMark Conference

Speaker biography: Mark Napier

Mark Napier is programme director of the Urban Land Markets Programme Southern Africa ('Urban LandMark'), a UK AID programme based in Pretoria. The organisation is a policy change agent which focuses on making urban land markets work better for the poor. Mark, an architect by profession, graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and studied housing at post-graduate level at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mark has spent time in government, setting up a research unit in the national Department of Human Settlements, and before that was with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. He has researched and published in the areas of housing extensions, home-based enterprises, environmental aspects of informal settlements, and land and housing markets.

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