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Is urbanisation in South Africa on a sustainable trajectory?

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T18:28:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T18:28:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2310
dc.description.abstract Urbanisation is an important but contested process because of its far-reaching social, economic and environmental implications. The paper explores the relationship between urbanisation and living conditions in South Africa over the last decade. The central question addressed is whether population growth in the main cities has been accompanied by improved living standards, housing and public services. One finding is that employment growth has tended to coincide with demographic trends, which is necessary to reduce poverty. In addition, the provision of urban infrastructure has outstripped population growth, resulting in better access to essential services and reduced backlogs. In contrast, the provision of affordable housing has not kept pace with household growth, so more people than ever are living in shacks. A more comprehensive assessment is required before one can be sure that urbanisation is on a sustainable trajectory. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject URBANISATION en
dc.subject HOUSING DELIVERY en
dc.subject GREEN ECONOMY en
dc.title Is urbanisation in South Africa on a sustainable trajectory? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber MLAIAA en
dc.Volume July en
dc.BudgetYear 2014/15 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Development Southern Africa en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, England en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8302 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7030 en
dc.bibliographictitle Turok, I. & Borel-Saladin, J. (2014) Is urbanisation in South Africa on a sustainable trajectory?. <i>Development Southern Africa</i>. July:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2014 en
dc.contributor.author1 Turok, I. en
dc.contributor.author2 Borel-Saladin, J. en

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