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Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa : A Partnership-based Approach (Paperback)
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More than 1.2 million households in South Africa live in informal settlements, without access to adequate shelter, services or secure tenure. There has been a gradual shift to informal settlement upgrading in South Africa in recent years, and there have been some innovative experiments. However, only modest progress has been made in addressing the challenges. There is a need to analyse the progress made and explore the future agenda for informal settlement upgrading in South Africa and elsewhere. Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa examines the current successes and challenges of informal settlement upgrading initiatives in South Africa and contextualises these experiences within global debates about informal settlement upgrading and urban transformation. The book discusses: ? The South African informal settlement upgrading agenda from local, national and international perspectives ? South African ?city experiences” with informality and upgrading ? The role of partnerships, actors and capabilities in pursuing an incremental upgrading agenda ? Tools, instruments and methodologies for incremental upgrading ? Implications of the upgrading agenda for the transformation of cities The book covers theory and practice and has been written and edited by a wide range of practitioners and researchers from government, NGOs, the private sector and academia, and represents a vast accumulated body of housing experience in South Africa.
Number of Pages: 512
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Street Date: February 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-6117
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