Development pressure on urban sites, occupied by informal settlements, has led to a particular strategy of land sharing in Thailand. In situations where land owners decide to evict informal settlers to make way for commercial development, mediation is used to determine the division of land to allow residents to remain on site while making space development. This approach was taken in Klong Lumnoon area of Bangkok in 1997, after the land owner issued eviction notices and offered compensation to residents. Forty-nine of the residents were unable to find alternative accommodation or work and refused to move off the land. The dispute between the land owner and residents continued for three years