Mixed-Income Housing Development Planning Strategies and Frameworks in the Global South (Hardcover)

Mixed-Income Housing Development Planning Strategies and Frameworks in the Global South By George Okechukwu Onatu, Wellington Didibhuku Thwala, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa Cover Image

Mixed-Income Housing Development Planning Strategies and Frameworks in the Global South (Hardcover)

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Nearly 1.6 billion people worldwide are living in inadequate conditions, according to a recent United Nations report. Local authorities are running out of ways to tackle the increasing challenges of affordable housing. In South Africa, this issue is compounded by historical apartheid and spatial segregation. However, mixed-income housing has proven an effective strategy for alleviating the concentrated poverty that marginalizes certain communities.

Functioning as a toolkit for inclusive urban planning, Mixed-Income Housing Development Planning Strategies and Frameworks in the Global South evaluates how this framework meets specific socio-economic goals as opposed taking a broad overview of development. Exploring the relevant policies, planning, and legislation that have guided human settlements in South Africa, the authors consider how best to combat residential segregation, informal settlements, and the exclusive allocation of public housing units to the poorest of the poor. Additional case studies from the USA, Australia, Netherlands, Brazil, Nigeria, Botswana, and Ghana compare emerging building strategies and their benefits, including spatial integration, improved access to social services and other infrastructure, and the promotion of local economic development (LED).

Mixed-income housing development has been described as the only way to confront increasing urban poverty and segregation in our built environment. Analysing past projects and focusing on future trends and trajectories, this book acts as both a model for understanding the planning and management of this framework, and a foundation for future research.

George Okechukwu Onatu is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Wellington Didibhuku Thwala is Distinguished Professor and Executive Dean Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa. Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa is Full Professor at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Product Details ISBN: 9781837538157
ISBN-10: 1837538158
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication Date: December 14th, 2023
Pages: 280
Language: English