Sustainable urban development in South Africa: issues and problems

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In the emergent "new South Africa' , sustainable urbanisation must be part of the process of post-apartheid reconstruction. The objective in this article is to draw together and highlight some recent contributions on aspects of sustainable urbanization in South Africa. In addition, a review and analysis is undertaken of certain key, urban management pressure points. It will be argued that, amid the present fluid policy situation, there is growing awareness of the imperative to address issues of sustainable urbanization. Nonetheless, until a political settlement is agreed upon, it is unlikely that necessary institutional changes will occur in order to tackle the urban challenges that will confront the new South Africa in the 1990s and beyond. There are short comments on the paper on pp 175-177. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-177
Number of pages15
JournalRegional Development Dialogue
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development


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