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
Urban Landmark, Hatfield, South Africa, 8 pp.
Voices of the poor: Community perspectives on access to urban land