Inequality and sustainable development: hearing the voices of ordinary people

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Nhemachena, D.Sanchez-Betancourt
KEYWORDS: INEQUALITY, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2013/inequality-and-sustainable-development-hearing-the-voices-of-ordinary-people
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Abstract

How do people in poor communities understand their needs when it comes to sustainability? Charles Nhemachena and Diana Sanchez Betancourt were involved in a study that attempts to understand community needs and perceptions around issues of social, economic and environmental sustainability in marginalised communities in urban areas, where the provision of basic services to an increasingly growing population is limited.