As home spaces implode, place-making suffers

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Bank, N.Mkuzo, T.Hart
KEYWORDS: HOUSING DELIVERY, RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (RDP)
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-sept-2019/home-spaces-implode
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11062

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Abstract

In the current review of housing policy in South Africa, the HSRC was asked to investigate whether low-cost housing policies had increased access to the city for the poor over the past 25 years. The researchers found that state-led, pro-poor suburbanisation projects have imploded, due to re-urbanisation and adverse residential involution that has dire consequences for the formation of sustainable, place-based communities.