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  August 2009
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  Training for Township Renewal Initiative: Transforming South Africa's townships into functional and sustainable neighbourhoods
  Study of state land bank in Bogota, Colombia provides lessons for governments in poorer cities
  New website aims to improve livelihoods of urban working poor
  Urban LandMark presence at SAPOA convention improves programme's exposure
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Training for Township Renewal Initiative: Transforming South Africa's townships into functional and sustainable neighbourhoods
The Training for Township Renewal Initiative (TTRI) recently presented an overview course for municipal officials working in township renewal in South Africa. The second day of the course was allocated to Urban LandMark to address the theme of "Unlocking Township Markets."
 
Study of state land bank in Bogota, Colombia provides lessons for governments in poorer cities
In an article published in Habitat International recently, Alan Gilbert of University College London argues that, while the establishment of public land banks have not been very successful in making social housing more affordable, Bogota's MetroVivienda has had some measure of success.
 
New website aims to improve livelihoods of urban working poor
www.InclusiveCities.org is a new website aimed at improving the livelihoods of the urban working poor, most of whom are employed in the informal economy. The project addresses urban poverty by supporting and building the capacity of membership-based organisations of the working poor in the urban informal economy.
 
Urban LandMark presence at SAPOA convention improves programme's exposure
Urban Landmark participated in the exhibition at the 2009 Convention of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), held at the International Convention Centre in Durban from 3 - 5 June 2009, to improve the programme's exposure in the commercial property market.