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Upgrading informal settlements in South Africa : a partnership-based approach / edited by Liza Rose Cirolia [and four others].

Contributor(s): Cirolia, Liza Rose | Gorgens, Tristan | Donk, Mirjam van | Smit, Warren | Deimie, Scott.
Publisher: Claremont, South Africa : UCT Press, 2016Description: xiv, 497 pages : illustrations (black and white), 1 map ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781775820833 (paperback) .Subject(s): Squatter settlements -- South Africa | Urban renewal -- South Africa | Community development, Urban -- South AfricaDDC classification: 307.34160968 UPG Summary: "Informal settlements are a pressing urban challenge in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. ... What would a progressive upgrading agenda for informal settlements entail, and how could it be achieved? In [this book] ... the editors argue that approaches which are participatory and incremental offer possibilities that are both radical and attainable. This agenda departs substantially from conventional housing delivery models, requiring a reassembling of policies, programming, practices and--most importantly--power. The 26 chapters of this book are written by researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and explore various aspects of participatory and incremental upgrading. They cover a wide range of topics, from alternative infrastructure technologies to redesigned fiscal frameworks."--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Informal settlements are a pressing urban challenge in South Africa and elsewhere in the world. ... What would a progressive upgrading agenda for informal settlements entail, and how could it be achieved? In [this book] ... the editors argue that approaches which are participatory and incremental offer possibilities that are both radical and attainable. This agenda departs substantially from conventional housing delivery models, requiring a reassembling of policies, programming, practices and--most importantly--power. The 26 chapters of this book are written by researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and explore various aspects of participatory and incremental upgrading. They cover a wide range of topics, from alternative infrastructure technologies to redesigned fiscal frameworks."--Back cover.

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