Urban Land

Post-apartheid urban spatial planning has not managed to overcome the legacy of apartheid planning, tending to perpetuate and reinforce forms of inequality, separation and urban sprawl. The Land programme is designed to contribute to land use planning and management systems that enhance the right to the city for current and future residents, with particular reference to spatial integration, social inclusion, poverty reduction,  equity and redistribution, environmental sustainability and urban efficiency. The programme addresses this though advocacy for access to urban land for the poor as both a means and a precondition for realising the right to the city.

OBJECTIVES

Isandla Institute's Land programme is designed to:

  • Promote planning frameworks that enhance the right to the city for current and future residents;
  • Contribute to land use planning and management systems that enhance spatial integration, social inclusion, poverty reduction, equity and redistribution, environmental sustainability and urban efficiency; and,
  • Examine urban land restitution and access to urban land for the poor as both a means and a precondition for realising the right to the city.
Updates
Jul 27, 2012
There has been recent evidence of a concerted attempt being made to shift the practice of the state towards embracing a progressive model of incremental informal settlement upgrading but there remain ...
Jul 18, 2011
Isandla submitted the following comment on the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform's Draft Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill (SPLUMB) of 2011. While supporting s ...
Jul 14, 2011
The Right to the City Dialogue Series is a cascading (upwards) set of dialogues that focus on contextualising and providing momentum to the Right to the City concept in South Africa. We ...
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