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Political Science General

Confronting Fragmentation

Housing and Urban Development in a Democratising Society

by (author) Philip Harrison, Marie Huchzermeyer & Mzwanele Mayekiso

University of Cape Town Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
General, Social Services & Welfare, Social Policy
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Although apartheid has ended, South African cities have remained divided, and new forms of segregation have emerged. This study of urban fragmentation offers South African and international case studies that illustrate the theoretical and practical challenges of governance and equality in divided urban living. Issues discussed include housing, public transport policies, health care, and HIV/AIDS. Community activists, policy-makers, and urban planners will benefit from this provocative analysis of an important challenge to social justice and societal healing.

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Philip Harrison is a professor of town and regional planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. Marie Huchzermeyer is a senior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mzwanele Mayekiso is a senior lecturer and the director of the Center for Urban and Built Environment Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand.