The new urban agenda and rights to the city

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok, A.Scheba
KEYWORDS: CITIES, HUMAN RIGHTS, URBAN POLICY, URBAN RENEWAL AND DEVELOPMENT (URD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2017/new-urban-agenda
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9791

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Abstract

There is growing pressure around the world to formalise human rights in urban policy. Ivan Turok and Andreas Scheba analyse South Africa???s experience of the right to housing to identify the pitfalls in a legalistic approach and caution against a too general definition of rights that bear no relationship to state capacity to fulfil them.