Mass housing or better cities?

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
KEYWORDS: CITIES, DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING DELIVERY, RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (RDP)
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9266

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Abstract

The government's RDP/BNG housing model is fast running out of steam, evident in declining rates of completion, fewer transfers of title deeds, escalating costs and growing concerns about shoddy workmanship. The response has been to try and find new ways of accelerating housing delivery, rather than to question the model itself. A broader approach to human settlements is required, with less focus on the sheer number of housing units.