Samantha Lloyd, Researcher - Urban Governance
Mapping has been typically dominated by state and business interests to consolidate access to land and resources. We explore some recent evolutions in technology have made it possible for communities to reclaim land by counter-mapping.
Data today plays a far greater role in development than it has in the past. It is regarded as a primary public good without which neither decisions nor actions can be taken. Widespread informality marked with poor record-keeping results in the failure of the government to create incisive plans for distribution of services.