Confronting Fragmentation (WebPDF)

Housing and Urban Development in a Democratising Society


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  • ISBN: 9781920516550
  • Extent: 320 pages
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The fragmentation of South Africa's cities persists despite the ending of apartheid. New forms of segregation are emerging in the context of globalisation and a largely neo-liberal policy environment. This poses an enormous challenge for policy-making, planning, and community activism. Although there has been an improvement in service infrastructure in certain parts of South African cities since 1994, the major structural changes required to alter the trajectory of urban change have not yet happened.
Confronting Fragmentation: Housing and Urban Development in a Democratising Society provides a provocative, careful, analytical perspective on the problems of fragmentation, with particular reference to the provision of urban shelter. The cosmopolitan nature of the author team reflects the fact that many of the issues facing South African cities are being experienced globally.
This is a fascinating book. The text is both theoretical and practical. It will be of great value to policy-makers, planners and community leaders, as well as students in the field of development and the built environment.

Part 1: The challenge of urban fragmentation
Chapter 1: Fragmentation and Globalisation as the New Meta-Narrative
Chapter 2: Urban Fragmentation, Inequality and Social Justice
Chapter 3: The Degeneration of Urban Policy after Apartheid
Chapter 4: South Africa's Enduring Urban Crisis: The Local State and the Urban Social Movement with Particular Reference to Johannesburg
Chapter 5: HIV/Aids and Urban Disintegration in Johannesburg
Chapter 6: Social Justice, Social integration and the Compact City: Lessons from the Inner City of Johannesburg
Part 2: Urban planning responses
Chapter 7: Housing, Integrated Urban Development and the Compact City Debate
Chapter 8: Unravelling the Different Meanings of Integration: The Urban Development Framework of the South African Government
Chapter 9: Planning for Integration: The Case of Metropolitan Cape Town
Chapter 10: Housing and Urban Passenger Transport Policy and Planning in South African Cities: A Problematic Relationship?
Chapter 11: A Time and a Space for African Identities in Planning in South Africa?
Chapter 12: Alternative Urban Planning and Management in Brazil : Instructive Examples for Other Countries in the South?
Part 3: The role of housing
Chapter 13: Addressing Segregation Through Housing Policy and Finance
Chapter 14: Illegal Housing: Law, Property Rights and Urban Space
Chapter 15: An Interpretation of Sustainable Development and Urban Sustainability in Low-Cost Housing and Settlements in South Africa
Chapter 16: The Integrated Delivery of Housing: A Local Government Perspective from Durban
Chapter 17: Self-Managed Housing Construction: The Experience of Sāo Paulo

Academics, researchers and students studying development studies, political science and African studies; policy- and decision-makers in government, especially those responsible for social security; development agencies; and civil society organisations concerned with poverty and poverty alleviation.

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The fragmentation of South Africa's cities persists despite the ending of apartheid. New forms of segregation are emerging in the context of globalisation and a largely neo-liberal policy environment. This poses an enormous challenge for policy-making, planning, and community activism. Although there has been an improvement in service infrastructure in certain parts of South African cities since 1994, the major structural changes required to alter the trajectory of urban change have not yet happened.
Confronting Fragmentation: Housing and Urban Development in a Democratising Society provides a provocative, careful, analytical perspective on the problems of fragmentation, with particular reference to the provision of urban shelter. The cosmopolitan nature of the author team reflects the fact that many of the issues facing South African cities are being experienced globally.
This is a fascinating book. The text is both theoretical and practical. It will be of great value to policy-makers, planners and community leaders, as well as students in the field of development and the built environment.

Part 1: The challenge of urban fragmentation
Chapter 1: Fragmentation and Globalisation as the New Meta-Narrative
Chapter 2: Urban Fragmentation, Inequality and Social Justice
Chapter 3: The Degeneration of Urban Policy after Apartheid
Chapter 4: South Africa's Enduring Urban Crisis: The Local State and the Urban Social Movement with Particular Reference to Johannesburg
Chapter 5: HIV/Aids and Urban Disintegration in Johannesburg
Chapter 6: Social Justice, Social integration and the Compact City: Lessons from the Inner City of Johannesburg
Part 2: Urban planning responses
Chapter 7: Housing, Integrated Urban Development and the Compact City Debate
Chapter 8: Unravelling the Different Meanings of Integration: The Urban Development Framework of the South African Government
Chapter 9: Planning for Integration: The Case of Metropolitan Cape Town
Chapter 10: Housing and Urban Passenger Transport Policy and Planning in South African Cities: A Problematic Relationship?
Chapter 11: A Time and a Space for African Identities in Planning in South Africa?
Chapter 12: Alternative Urban Planning and Management in Brazil : Instructive Examples for Other Countries in the South?
Part 3: The role of housing
Chapter 13: Addressing Segregation Through Housing Policy and Finance
Chapter 14: Illegal Housing: Law, Property Rights and Urban Space
Chapter 15: An Interpretation of Sustainable Development and Urban Sustainability in Low-Cost Housing and Settlements in South Africa
Chapter 16: The Integrated Delivery of Housing: A Local Government Perspective from Durban
Chapter 17: Self-Managed Housing Construction: The Experience of Sāo Paulo

Academics, researchers and students studying development studies, political science and African studies; policy- and decision-makers in government, especially those responsible for social security; development agencies; and civil society organisations concerned with poverty and poverty alleviation.

This product does not have any reviews yet - be the first to write one.