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The Resource Cities with 'slums' : from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa, Marie Huchzermeyer, (electronic resource)

Cities with 'slums' : from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa, Marie Huchzermeyer, (electronic resource)

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Cities with 'slums' : from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa
Title
Cities with 'slums'
Title remainder
from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Marie Huchzermeyer
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Language
eng
Summary
"The UN's Millennium Development Target to improve the lives of 100 million 'slum' dwellers has been inappropriately communicated as a target to free cities of slums. ... [The book] traces the proliferation of this misunderstanding across several African countries, and explains how current urban policy ... encourages this interpretation. The cases it presents cover a range of conflicts between poor urban residents and the local and national authorities that seek to curtail their 'right to the city'."--Back cover
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MiAaPQ
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Cities with 'slums' : from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa, Marie Huchzermeyer, (electronic resource)
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Cities with 'slums' : from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa, Marie Huchzermeyer, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-290) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. The urban context in the new millennium. Informal settlements, global governance and Millennium Development Goal Seven Target 11 -- Urban competitiveness or improving poor people's lives: why 'Cities Without Slums'? -- Informal settlements in the discourse on urban informality -- Pt. 2. 'Slum' eradication in action. 'Slum' elimination in Zimbabwe and Nigeria -- South Africa's drive to eradicate informal settlements by 2014 -- Flagship 'slum' eradication pilot projects: flaws and controversies in the N2 Gateway in Cape Town and Kibera-Soweto in Nairobi -- Pt. 3. The struggle against 'slum' eradication in South Africa. A new target-driven upgrading agenda: space for rights-based demands? -- A challenge to legal regression in the KwaZulu-Natal Elimination and Prevention of Re-emergence of Slums Act of 2007 -- A challenge to the state's avoidance of upgrading: the Harry Gwala informal settlement -- Towards a right to the city
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Extent
viii, 296 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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