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Informal settlements : a perpetual challenge?

Author: Marie Huchzermeyer; Aly Karam
Publisher: Cape Town : UCT Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Informal settlements are a shameful feature of poverty and inherited inequalities in South Africa. Defined in this book as 'settlements of the urban poor developed through the unauthorised occupation of land', they are regarded by many as unhealthy and overcrowded blights on the urban landscape 'squatter camps' in common parlance. Yet census data tell us that 16.4% of households across the country live in informal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Huchzermeyer; Aly Karam
ISBN: 1919713948 9781919713946
OCLC Number: 70886487
Description: xviii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The continuing challenge of informal settlements: An introduction / Marie Huchzermeyer and Aly Karam --
Policy, data and civil society: Reflections on South African challenges through an international review / Marie Huchzermeyer, Aly Karam, Ian Lamla Stemela, Nkhangweni Siliga, Sierajodean Frazenburg --
The new instrument for upgrading informal settlements in South Africa: Contributions and constraints / Marie Huchzermeyer --
Principles, bases and challenges of the national programme to support sustainable urban land regularisation in Brazil / Edesio Fernandes --
Informal settlement: Infernal and eternal? The role of research in policy advocacy and urban informal settlements in Angola / Paul Jenkins --
Understanding the complexities of informal settlements: Insights from Cape Town / Warren Smit --
Clash of civilisation: reflections on the probems of upgrading informal settlements --
experiences in Ethiopia, Kenya, Swaziland and Zambia / Richard Martin and Ashna Mathema --
An HIV and AIDS lens for informal settlement policy and practice in South Africa / Cecile Ambert --
Barking dogs and building bridges: A contribution to making sense of Hernando de Soto's ideas in the South African context / Lauren Royston --
Forced evictions, development and the need for community-based, locally appropriate alternatives: Lessons and challenges from South Africa, Ghana and Thailand / Jean du Plessis --
Market-driven evictions and displacements: Implications for the perpetuation of informal settlements in developing cities / Alain Durand-Lasserve --
Informal settlement upgrading in Cape Town: Challenges, constraints and contradictions within local government / Nick Graham --
Local government and social conflict: Implications for piloting South Africa's new housing plan in Cape Town's informal settlements / Catherine Cross --
The local government challenge of healthy development in informal settlements especially in a time of HIV/AIDS / Elizabeth Thomas --
Slum upgrading in the complex context of policy change: The case of Nsirobi / Alfred Omenya and Marie Huchzermeyer.
Responsibility: editors, Marie Huchzermeyer, Aly Karam.
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The United Nations Millennium Development Declaration of 2000 has brought informal settlements, or 'slums' as they are often referred to, squarely onto national and international development agendas.  Read more...

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