A closer look to the intertwined links between urban planning and practices used by urban dwellers on the ground reveals how the use of the binary model “formal” and “informal” is more complex than it would appear at first glance. The panel welcomes both theoretical and empirical grounded papers dealing with the various overlapping forms of land governance in African urban settings.

Papers proposals should be sent by email to aidas.sanogo[at]unibas.ch by March 8., 2017, the latest.