Modeling The Complex Land Administration in Brazil

L. Bernardes Vasquez, J.A. Zevenbergen, D. Todorovski, Bastiaan Reydon

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Land administration is one of the pillars of economic development and poverty reduction. Land registration and cadastres make up an important part of land administration. In Brazil, recent initiatives attempt to build an efficient land administration to overcome its deficiencies built from a history of disorderly occupation and with many specificities of a colonial past. The objective of this paper is to present the land registration process in urban areas in Brazil
using modeling of land administration. The purpose is to present in a model the procedures for three scenarios of the registration and transfer of urban properties: 1. Procedures for transfer a formally registered; 2. Procedures for registration of a semi-formal property (individual proceeding); and 3. Procedures for the registration of an informal settlement (collective proceeding). From the models it was possible to visualize the complexity of the procedures of registration and transfer of a property in the urban area. The procedures usually
have many steps, many actors involved, it requires a lot of time and it has high costs. In addition, the procedures show the absence of an urban cadastre that supports land registration. In conclusion, in Brazil, despite recent developments of legal framework and practices related to land, does not have a complete land administration system. The legal framework is extensive and often contradictory, processes are complex, expensive and take long, and there is still a long way until land and the information about land may be effectively managed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2019
EventFIG Working Week 2019: Geospatial Information for a Smarter Life and Environmental Resilience - Hanoi, Viet Nam
Duration: 22 Apr 201926 Apr 2019


ConferenceFIG Working Week 2019
Country/TerritoryViet Nam
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  • Land administration
  • Land registration
  • Models
  • Brazil

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