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Cities with Slums

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The UNs Development target to improve the lives of 100 million slum dwellers has been inappropriately communicated as a target to free cities of slums. Cities with Slums from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa traces the proliferation of this misunderstanding across several African countries , Read More
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ISBN: 9781919895390

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Cities with Slums

The UNs Development target to improve the lives of 100 million slum dwellers has been inappropriately communicated as a target to free cities of slums. Cities with Slums from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa traces the proliferation of this misunderstanding across several African countries and explains how current urban policy with its heightened focus on urban competitiveness and associated urban policy norms encourages this interpretation. The cases it presents cover a range of conflicts between urban residents and the local and national authorities that seek to curtail their right to the city. It offers disturbing insights into post-apartheid South Africas urban trajectory with uneasy parallels in other African countries both in the form of slum eradication drives and in ambitious but flawed flagship pilot projects. The book aims to inspire a wider understanding of sympathy for and solidarity with struggles against informal settlement eradication in South Africa and beyond and argues that the right to the city in its original conception has direct relevance for urban contestations in Africa today.