Supporting City Futures
The Cities Support Programme and the Urban Challenge in South Africa
Supporting City Futures – The Cities Support Programme and the Urban Challenge in South Africa captures the emergence, experiences, and lessons of City Support Programme (CSP) as a particular approach to urban support and reform.
This book detailing the first five years of the City Support Programme (CSP) of the National Treasury in South Africa provides a unique insight into the conceptual, policy, institutional, and personal labour involved in trying to tackle some of the most wicked and intractable issues in post-Apartheid South Africa.
The intention of the book is not only to document the specifics of CSP, but also to capture a larger story about the evolution of urban policy and practice in South Africa. It is a story of a new era of strategic governance, planning, and urban transformation that holds relevance to other countries both in Africa and across the globe.
The book is the result of a process of knowledge co-production involving the Cities Support Programme (CSP) and the African Centre for Cities (ACC).
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