Voices of the poor: Community perspectives on access to urban land

Abstract

The information in this brochure is taken from an analysis of the perspectives and experiences of civil society organisations about access to urban land by the poor. This was based on a series of workshops undertaken during May and June 2007 as part of the Voices of the Poor project for Urban LandMark. Workshops were held in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg and hosted by urban development NGOs active in the region.

Nine obstacles to access to urban land by the poor are listed. This is followed by discussion of formal and informal land markets, and what communities want.

Citation

Urban Landmark, Hatfield, South Africa, 8 pp.

Voices of the poor: Community perspectives on access to urban land

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