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Evaluating Interventions by the Department of Human Settlements to facilitate access to the city by the poor (Ref:VA 50/259): summary report

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-13 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:40:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:40:47Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02-14 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13365
dc.description Commissioned by the Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, November en
dc.description.abstract In the absence of a specific policy to test, this report has explored the question of access to the city from a theoretical and empirical point of view by focusing on the broad variety of experiences of life on the urban frontier. It explores how urbanisation and state-supported settlement formation have evolved in different cities and places in order to draw conclusions about how housing policy might be adjusted to play a more significant role in providing the poor with access the city. The assessment in this report is based largely on a literature review and does not involve extensive primary research beyond a few illustrative case studies conducted in Cape Town. The work constitutes a pilot study or preliminary evaluation of a complex topic and changing field. The report, which is written in a narrative style, offers a people-centred, anthropological approach to the topic, which is both theoretical and ethnographic in nature. The report is divided into three parts: an overview of theories of the city and the urbanisation frontier; an assessment with case studies of five South African cities (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and East London); and an ethnographic exploration of the meaning and limitations of urban access in three poor communities in Cape Town. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject HUMAN SETTLEMENTS en
dc.subject CITIES en
dc.title Evaluating Interventions by the Department of Human Settlements to facilitate access to the city by the poor (Ref:VA 50/259): summary report en
dc.type Research report-client en
dc.ProjectNumber MQAEAA en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10708 en
dc.outputnumber 9745 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bank, L., Patterson, M., Ndinda, C. & Hart, T. (2018) Evaluating Interventions by the Department of Human Settlements to facilitate access to the city by the poor (Ref:VA 50/259): summary report. (Commissioned by the Department of Human Settlements and the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, November). en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bank, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Patterson, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Ndinda, C. en
dc.contributor.author4 Hart, T. en


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