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Experiences and Challenges of Community Participation in Urban Renewal Projects: The Case of Johannesburg, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-12T20:47:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-12T20:47:07Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6760
dc.description.abstract "Urban renewal and inner city regeneration have become critical for the South African government which has invested in several structures to stem the tide of decline in its nine major cities. Commitment to the alleviation of poverty is a focal point of the renewal and regeneration agenda and will remain so in the future. This is motivated by the fact that, currently around 24% of the population lives on less than $1 a day, below the poverty line defined by the World Bank. The Central Government has made numerous public commitments to development, a part of it concerning extensive infrastructure investment and service delivery. Communities are supposed to participate fully in the planning and implementation of urban renewal projects. Participation is a process through which stakeholders influence and share control over development initiatives, and the decisions and resources which affect them. Community participation should be aimed at empowering people by ensuring that skills are developed and that employment opportunities are created. This paper will firstly explore the concept of community participation. It will then look at some past experiences in relation to community participation in urban renewal projects. Furthermore the paper will outline the challenges and problems of community participation in urban renewal projects in Johannesburg. Finally, it closes with some recommendations for the future." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject community participation en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject unemployment en_US
dc.subject urban affairs en_US
dc.title Experiences and Challenges of Community Participation in Urban Renewal Projects: The Case of Johannesburg, South Africa en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country South Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Journal of Construction in Developing Countries en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 37-54 en_US

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