This workshop examined the uncertainties of land tenure and access to housing on the periphery of cities throughout the global South. By focusing on the spatial politics of land claims, processes of home-making and un-making, and logics of speculation and dispossession, speakers highlighted the discourses and practices that shape future land security and insecurity. Special interest was paid to how the uncertain status of titles, plans, investment, and ownership shapes claims to and conflicts over urban space and property.
The Urban Uncertainty workshop series is an integral part of LSE Cities’ collaborative investigation into emerging ways of envisioning and governing the future of cities. Each session focuses on a different dimension of urban uncertainty, from health and housing to crime and climate, and brings together scholars from a handful of disciplines whose work converges on common themes.