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Township Renewal Sourcebook

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01 January 2009

Clive Forster, Felicity Kitchin, Wendy Ovens


Township Studies Librarian Two

Learning material

Township Studies Group

South Africa

This Sourcebook is a product of the Training for Township Renewal Initiative (TTRI) – a joint project of the National Treasury, the Department of Provincial and Local Government and the South African Cities Network. The project received assistance from the FinMark Trust, Urban Landmark and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.


The purpose of this initiative is to promote and support development and renewal in South Africa’s townships, where some 40 per cent of the country’s urban population resides. The initiative centres on training, helping to build local expertise to conceptualise, design and implement township development projects countrywide.


The Township Renewal Sourcebook was used as the foundation material for all practitioners entering the TTRI programme. While TTRI products were developed primarily for an audience of public sector officials with post-matric qualification, the Sourcebook was designed as a practical tool that is readily accessible to a non-technical audience.


Abstract based directly on original source. 


Website References

Built environment


Human settlements

Informal settlements



Natural environment

Poverty & inequality

South Africa


Township Studies Group

Township economies


Urban management

Urban renewal

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