The struggle for in situ upgrading of informal settlements: a reflection on cases in Gauteng

@article{Huchzermeyer2009TheSF,
  title={The struggle for in situ upgrading of informal settlements: a reflection on cases in Gauteng},
  author={Marie Huchzermeyer},
  journal={Development Southern Africa},
  year={2009},
  volume={26},
  pages={59 - 73}
}
  • M. Huchzermeyer
  • Published 3 February 2009
  • Business
  • Development Southern Africa
The Department of Housing released a new Informal Settlement Upgrading Programme in 2004 that makes in situ upgrading of informal settlements possible with minimal disruption to residents' lives. To date, the new programme is not necessarily the municipalities' choice when intervening in an informal settlement. This paper reflects on the treatment of informal settlements in current urban discourse and practice in South Africa. It presents the case of three informal settlement communities in… Expand
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