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Colin Marx , Isandla Institute and Stephen Berrisford Consulting, with Progressus Research and Development , Lauren Royston , Ros Gordon , Warren Smit

01 January 2010

English

Urban LandMark Librarian

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Urban LandMark

South Africa

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Affordability

Cape Town

Density

Ekurhuleni

Human settlements

Informal settlements

Land

Land access

Land markets

Peri-urban

Poverty & inequality

Public transportation

Rental housing

Rights

Social networks

South Africa

Urban

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Informal urban land markets and the poor

This case study draws on research that investigated how people access, trade and hold land in poorer and less formal parts of three metropolitan areas. It is based on a research study undertaken by the Isandla Institute, Stephen Berrisford Consulting and Progressus Research and Development, commissioned by Urban LandMark. Learning and reflection activities based on the case study are provided, and activities can be done individually or in groups. The document presents some of the experiences of people accessing land in informal settlements, low income housing projects and backyard rental accommodation. The final component of this document includes a summary of the key findings of the study and some of the recommendations arising from it. Note, particularly, the reference to Smit (2008a) that gives a more complete picture of land market processes in the study areas.

This resource is part of a larger collection of case studies developed by Urban LandMark to translate research findings into learning materials.  

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