Building Better Neighbourhoods through Co-Production

A resource for informal settlement upgrading practitioners and community leaders. This poster is an accompaniment to the the guide for municipalities, "Advancing a Co-Production Approach to Upgrading Informal Settlements in South Africa". It promotes communities and municipalities working together to plan, implement and monitor upgrading of informal settlements towards liveable neighbourhoods. 

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  • Year 2019
  • Themes Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Leaflet
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Advancing a co-production approach to upgrading informal settlements in South Africa: A Guide for Municipalities

This guide navigates the various moments in the upgrading process that present opportunities for greater community participation and co-production. It identifies possibilities for co-production and the relationships between all actors in an upgrading project. The guide responds to the realities and constraints facing municipalities, and seeks to assist officials in creating the space and shifting the mind-set across all three spheres of government towards co-production in informal settlement upgrading.

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  • Year 2019
  • Themes Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading,
  • Type Guide
  • Practice Area Urban Land

Transforming Gender Relations through Informal Settlement Upgrading (2018)

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  • Year 2018
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading, Gender-Responsiveness
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Water Insecurity and Urban Development in Cape Town: Adapting water services for future resilience (2018)

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  • Year 2018
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading, Water
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Land Use Management Systems: Challenges and opportunities for informal settlement upgrading (2018)

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  • Year 2018
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading, Incrementalism
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Local Government Budget Advocacy

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  • Year 2018
  • Themes Gender-Responsiveness, Rights
  • Type Policy Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Accounting for Basic Services

Policy brief 3: Strengthening Accountability and Responsiveness in Municipalities – The Role of IGR

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  • Year 2018
  • Themes Accountability, Rights
  • Type Policy Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Accounting for Basic Services

Policy brief 2: Access to Basic Services in Insecure Environments

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  • Year 2018
  • Themes Budgets, Basic Services
  • Type Policy Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Accounting for Basic Services

Policy Brief 1: The realities of Free Basic Services and Indigency

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  • Year 2018
  • Themes Budgets, Basic Services
  • Type Policy Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Accounting for Basic Services

Promoting safety and violence prevention through informal settlement upgrading: Lessons from different informal settlement interventions for practitioners and policy makers

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  • Year 2017
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Booklet
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Promoting safety and violence prevention through informal settlement upgrading

Incrementalism and settlement Upgrading: Towards inclusive urban development (2017)

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  • Year 2017
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading, Incrementalism
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Securing Tenure in Informal Settlements: Exploring an emerging approach (2017)

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  • Year 2017
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Land Management, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Upgrading informal settlements in South Africa: A partnership-based approach

Upgrading informal settlements in South Africa: A partnership-based approach (UCT Press) 2016 – ISBN: 9781775820833

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  • Year 2016
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Book
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Advancing a partnership-based approach to incremental upgrading of informal settlements

Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods through informal settlement upgrading (2016

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  • Year 2016
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading, Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

A Civic Academy: Transforming cities and neighbourhoods through community activism

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  • Year 2016
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Rights
  • Type Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Civic Academy

Cultivating Community Capability: making participation meaningful in informal settlement upgrading (2015)

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  • Year 2015
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Transformation Through Partnership: unpacking the positive potential of multi-sectoral collaboration for informal settlement upgrading (2015)

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  • Year 2015
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

A Civic Academy: Towards better spatial outcomes through enhanced civic activism and deliberative local democracy

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  • Year 2015
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Rights
  • Type Concept Note
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Civic Academy

Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa: moving from theory to practice (2014)

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  • Year 2014
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Towards Inclusive Cities: community-based planning for informal settlement upgrading (2014)

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  • Year 2014
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Managing the Interface: exploring the need for intermediation in informal settlement upgrading (2014)

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  • Year 2014
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Building communities of practice to advance participatory approaches to informal settlement upgrading

Establishing citizenship academies to cultivate ‘cunning intelligence’ and ‘practical wisdom’ in local governance in South Africa

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  • Year 2013
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Rights
  • Type Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Civic Academy

The Right to the City – Communique

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  • Year 2012
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Right to the City
  • Type Communique
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project The Right to the City

Drawing the line: The politics of demarcation in South Africa: Discussion Paper and Roundtable Report (July 2013)

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  • Year 2012
  • Themes Local Politics, Accountability
  • Type Discussion Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project The Politics of Local Governance

The shape of things to come: Towards a more accountable, responsive and people-centered local government? Discussion Paper and Roundtable Report (November 2012)

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  • Year 2012
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Participatory Democracy
  • Type Discussion Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project The Politics of Local Governance

Advancing active citizenship: A Citizenship Academy as a means to strengthen local democracy? Discussion Paper and Roundtable Report (July 2012)

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  • Year 2012
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Participatory Democracy
  • Type Discussion Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project The Politics of Local Governance

GGLN Position on the Role and Functioning of Provincial Government in South Africa (March 2012)

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  • Year 2012
  • Themes Participatory Democracy, Provincial Government
  • Type Position Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project The Politics of Local Governance

Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Land Management
  • Type Guide
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Guide on urban land governance

Making Urban Land and Space Matter - Position paper

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Land Management
  • Type Position Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Making urban land and space matter: A critique of the South African approach to urban transformation

The Right to the City in a South African Context: NGO Submission and National Roundtable Report (2011) – Summary

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Right to the City
  • Type Summary
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project The Right to the City

The Right to the City in a South African Context: NGO Submission and National Roundtable Report (2011)

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Right to the City
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project The Right to the City

Policy Brief: Living in contested spaces: The role of factionalism in local government (December 2011)

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Local Politics, Accountability, Civil Society
  • Type Policy Brief
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project The Politics of Local Governance

Local politics and factionalism: Local government as a site of contestation: Discussion Paper and Roundtable Report (December 2011)

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Local Politics, Accountability, Civil Society
  • Type Discussion Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project The Politics of Local Governance

GGLN Position on the Introduction of a Single Election for South Africa (October 2011)

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Local Politics, Civil Society, Elections
  • Type Position Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project The Politics of Local Governance

Local politics and factionalism: Local government as a site of contestation

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  • Year 2011
  • Themes Poverty
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Accounting for Basic Services

Municipal rates policies and the urban poor - How can municipal rates policies promote access by the poor to urban land markets?

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  • Year 2009
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Land Markets
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project SACN pro-poor property rating policies

Pioneers of Participation Case Studies

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  • Year 2009
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Participatory Democracy
  • Type Case Study
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Pioneers of Participation

Pioneers of Participation Event Report

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  • Year 2009
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Participatory Democracy
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Pioneers of Participation

Implementation Support Strategy for Municipal Projects to Recognise and Enhance the Operation of Socially-dominated Land Markets

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  • Year 2008
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Land Markets
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Municipal recognition of informal land markets

Consolidating Developmental Local Government: Lessons from the South African Experience

Consolidating Developmental Local Government: Lessons from the South African Experience (Juta Press) 2008 - ISBN: 9781919895048

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  • Year 2008
  • Themes Accountability, Participatory Democracy
  • Type Book
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Revisiting Developmental Local Government

Culture and the right to the city: Diversity in the cultural ecology of Cape Town

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  • Year 2008
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Right to the City
  • Type Research Report
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Culture and the right to the city: Diversity in the cultural ecology of Cape Town

Voices of the Poor: community perspectives on accessing urban land

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  • Year 2007
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Land Markets
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Do informal land markets work for poor people? An assessment of three metropolitan cities in South Africa

Rethinking Regional Development in the Western Cape

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  • Year 2007
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Regional Development
  • Type Research Report
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Rethinking Regional Development in the Western Cape

Mainstreaming Local Government Responses to HIV/AIDS

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  • Year 2007
  • Themes Inclusive Cities
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area HIV
  • Project HIV/AIDS and urban poverty in South Africa

HIV/AIDS and sustainable human settlements development in South Africa: An introductory guide for municipal practitioners

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  • Year 2007
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Human Settlements Planning
  • Type Guide
  • Practice Area HIV
  • Project HIV/AIDS and urban poverty in South Africa

Building ‘Positive’ Spaces: Sustainable human settlements development in a context of HIV/AIDS

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  • Year 2007
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Human Settlements Planning
  • Type Concept Paper
  • Practice Area HIV
  • Project HIV/AIDS and urban poverty in South Africa

Service Delivery input paper

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  • Year 2007
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Participatory Democracy
  • Type Input Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Input papers

Community participation and empowerment within the realm of local governance in South Africa: An assessment of current practice and possibilities for strengthening participatory local governance

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  • Year 2007
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Accountability, Participatory Democracy
  • Type Input Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Governance
  • Project Input papers

Urban Studies special issue: Urban culture and development: Starting with South Africa

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  • Year 2006
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Human Settlements Planning
  • Type Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Land
  • Project Connecting Urban Development Policy and Theory

Cape Town 2025 Conference Report

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  • Year 2005
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Cape Town
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Cape Town 2025

Cape Town 2025: Urban Form and Infrastructure

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  • Year 2005
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Cape Town
  • Type Research Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Cape Town 2025

Cape Town 2025: A City of Sustainable Neighbourhoods

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  • Year 2005
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Cape Town
  • Type Research Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Cape Town 2025

Cape Town 2025: The Status of Cape Town: Development Overview

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  • Year 2005
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Cape Town
  • Type Research Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Cape Town 2025

Homeless people’s alliance: Centre for Civil Society’s project

Additional Info

  • Year 2004
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Social Movements
  • Type Research Report
  • Practice Area Civil Society
  • Project Social movements and urban development

Political Opportunity Structures of the Urban Social Movements in South Africa

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  • Year 2002
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Local Politics
  • Type Research Paper
  • Practice Area Civil Society
  • Project Urban Social Movements

Capacity Building for Poverty Eradication

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  • Year 2002
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Social Development
  • Type Concept Paper
  • Practice Area Civil Society
  • Project Capacity Building for Poverty Eradication

HIV/AIDS and urban poverty in South Africa

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  • Year 2002
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Poverty, Human Settlements Planning
  • Type Background Paper
  • Practice Area HIV
  • Project HIV/AIDS and urban poverty in South Africa

Capacity Building for Poverty Eradication 2002

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  • Year 2002
  • Themes Poverty
  • Type Practice Brief
  • Practice Area Civil Society
  • Project Accounting for Basic Services

Towards a National Anti-Poverty Agenda for civil society

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  • Year 2000
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Poverty
  • Type Background Paper
  • Practice Area Civil Society
  • Project National Anti-Poverty Agenda

Existing municipal initiatives in Manenberg

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  • Year 2000
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Social Development
  • Type Paper
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Overview of community development processes in Manenberg (Cape Town)

Mainstreaming poverty reduction in the Cape Metropolitan Area

Additional Info

  • Year 1999
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Poverty
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Poverty-reduction Framework for the Cape Metropolitan Area

Key Performance Indicators: Poverty Indicators and the Seven Strategic Priorities of the City of Cape Town

Additional Info

  • Year 1999
  • Themes Inclusive Cities, Urban Poverty
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Key-Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the mainstreaming of poverty reduction

Key Performance Indicators: Poverty Indicators and the Seven Strategic Priorities of the City of Cape Town

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  • Year 1999
  • Themes Poverty
  • Type Report
  • Practice Area Urban Development
  • Project Accounting for Basic Services

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