Terms of reference
(Endorsed by the General Assembly 13 May 2007)
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UN-Habitat and FIG confirm the importance of the
Global Land Tool Network and the mutual interest in contributing to the further
development of the network by land surveyor’s expertise and experience.
For this purpose FIG establishes a Task Force
under the FIG Council to safeguard a coordinated communication and response of
FIG to UN-Habitat.
The deliveries will take place at the FIG Working
Week in Stockholm (June 2008), the World Urban Forum in Nanjing (November 2008),
and the FIG Congress in Sydney (April 2010).
2. Aim of the Task Force
The aim of the Task Force is to facilitate and
coordinate the efforts of FIG to be delivered through its Commissions and their
working groups in the fields relevant for the cooperation between FIG and
The fields that UN-Habitat and FIG believe are
relevant for this cooperation are determined by both GLTN and FIG work plans:
methods and tools to support the enumeration
of the continuum of rights and various spatial units for tenure security,
methods and tools for citywide spatial
planning and slum upgrading,
methods and tools for improving slum
conditions through innovative financing.
UN-Habitat emphases to focus on ‘tools’ rather
than on abstract deliverables.
The Task Force aims at the delivery of
papers and presentations for the WW Stockholm
June 2008, and
one or more comprehensive reports to be
presented at during World Urban Forum in Nanjing, November 2008
high profile session at the FIG Congress in
Sydney, April 2010
3. Composition of the Task Force
The Task Force will comprise the working groups
and/or commission chairs responsible within FIG for the indicated fields of
work. This includes Dr. Chryssy Potsiou (Commission 3), Mr. Christiaan
Lemmen (Commission 7), Dr. Diane Dumashie (Commission 8) and Mr.
Bengt Kjellson (Commission 9).
The Task Force will be chaired by FIG
Vice-president, Prof. Paul van der Molen.
Commission 3 (Dr. Chryssy Potsiou) will work to
develop low cost methods and tools for city wide environmental monitoring of
unplanned urban developments. This will be based on the outcome the WPLA/FIG
workshop on Informal Settlements held in Athens, Greece, March 2007.
Commission 7 (Mr. Christiaan Lemmen, working
group 7.1) will work to develop a working prototype of the social tenure domain
model, testing procedures against the continuum of rights and various spatial
units, and the applicability of various data acquisition tools. Part of this
work will include a peer review of the Social Tenure Domain Model and the
Concept of Continuum of Rights.
Commission 8 (Dr. Diane Dumashie, working 8.3)
will work to develop tools that impact directly on the supply of land in a
pluriform legal environment, with participation of traditional leaders, and
tools and guidelines for citywide upgrading of informal settlements including
provision of public utilities.
Commission 9 (Mr. Bengt Kjellson, working group
9.4) will work to develop tools that bring the financial market and the housing
market together for better slum upgrading, such as private investments funds,
guarantee funds, fast track loans.
The outcome of this work will be in the form of
one or more reports to be presented at the World Urban Forum in Nanjing,
Furthermore, Mr. Bengt Kjellson (Commission 9)
will also be in charge of organising a joint FIG/UN-Habitat seminar on “Slum
Upgrading and Improving of Financial Mechanisms” to be held as an integrated
part of the FIG Working week in Stockholm, June 2008. The seminar will include a
coordinated input also from Commission 3, 7, and 8.
The final outcome of the Task Force will be
presented at a high profile session during the FIG Congress in Sydney 2010.
7 March 2007