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Title:Upgrading informal settlements in South Africa: a partnership-based approach
Author:Cirolia, Liza Rose
Publisher:UCT Press
ISBN:1775820831; 9781775820833; 9781485115694
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:informal settlements
urban renewal
urban planning
popular participation
Abstract:This collective volume examines the 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. Contributions: Introduction (Liza Cirolia, Tristan Görgens, Mirjam van Donk, Warren Smit and Scott Drimie); Informal settlement upgrading: International lessons and local challenges (Warren Smit); Pressures on practice: How RDP housing and other factors have shaped informal settlement upgrading in eThekwini Municipality (Sarah Charlton and Neil Klug); The 'other half' of the backlog: (Re)considering the role of backyarding in South Africa (David Gardner and Margot Rubin); Enhancing the voices of the poor in housing (Felicity Kitchin); Adopting an incremental approach to informal settlement upgrading: The Johannesburg experience (Miriam Maina); 'Public structure': A starting point for incremental upgrading (Cedric Daniels, Liezel Kruger-Fountain, Berendine Irrgang, Marco Garetto, and Ancunel Steyn); An Uneasy Symbiosis: Mining and Informal Settlement in South Africa with reference to the Platinum Belt in North West Province (Margot Rubin and Philip Harrison); Creating 'urban commons': Towards a sustainable informal settlements upgrading paradigm in South Africa (Walter Fieuw and Baraka Mwau); 'Development from within': Advancing a people-centred, partnership-based model for informal settlement development in the city of Johannesburg (Thabo Molaba and Zunaid Khan); Who needs partnerships? An informal settlement upgrading partnership framework (Aditya Kumar and Johru Robyn); Incremental slum upgrading in Nairobi, Kenya: What can South Africa learn? (Olumuyiwa B. Adegun and Steve Ouma); Visualising process and the actors of change: Settlement upgrading in Duncan Village, East London (Kirsten Thompson); Rethinking incremental urbanism: co-production of incremental informal settlement upgrading strategies (Mark Swilling, Andreas Keller, Lauren Tavener-Smith, Vanessa van der Heyde, and Barry Wessels); Facilitating state-community interfaces: the role of NGOs as intermediaries in participatory informal settlement upgrading in South Africa (Tristan Görgens); Navigating hostile territory? Where participation and design converge in the upgrade debate (Carin Combrinck and Jhono Bennett); Slum upgrading: community groups as principled agents (Robert Buckley); The role of the fiscal framework in shaping the informal settlement upgrading agenda (Nick Graham and Ian Palmer); Using planning tools to enable informal settlement upgrading: identifying future opportunities for South African cities (Saskia Greyling and Stephen Berrisford); Courts as a site of struggle for informal settlement upgrading in South Africa (Kate Tissington and Michael Clarke); Between a shack and an RDP house: managed land settlement (Ronald Eglin and Mike Kenyon); From resilience to transformation (Ivan Turok); Strategic upgrading: Lessons from international critical practices (Alexandre Apsan Frediani, Barbara Lipietz, and Stephanie Butcher); South Africa's emerging national urban policy and upgrading agenda (Edgar Pieterse and Liza Cirolia); Conclusion: The way forward: forging a collective upgrading agenda (Warren Smit, Tristan Görgens, Liza Cirolia, Mirjam van Donk and Scott Drimie). [ASC Leiden abstract]