Title: More than twenty years after the repeal of the Group Areas Act: housing, spatial planning and urban development in post-apartheid South Africa
Authors: Newton, Caroline ×
Schuermans, Nick #
Issue Date: Nov-2013
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Series Title: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment vol:28 issue:4 pages:759-587
Article number: eprint
Abstract: More than twenty years after the repeal of the Group Areas Act, South Africa is facing a number of challenges with regards to housing, spatial planning and urban development. Government institutions, scholars, NGO’s and local communities have been looking for innovative ways to improve the housing conditions of all South Africans. With this special issue, we aim to demonstrate that international insights cannot only be relevant to understand and enrich South African cases, but that an in-depth analysis of the South African experiments can also be meaningful for academic analyses and political decisions in other parts of the world. In order to stimulate such a cross-fertilization, this article will briefly summarize the current situation in South Africa in the public housing sector, the private housing sector and the self-help approach. We will also introduce the eight papers of this special issue.
ISSN: 1566-4910
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Geography & Tourism
Department of Architecture - miscellaneous
Architecture, Campuses Sint-Lucas Brussels and Ghent
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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