Briefing: Densification and its objectors in Johannesburg, South Africa

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 5, 2019
Margot Rubin
Issues Covered
  • challenges to policy
  • inclusionary housing
  • resident objections
Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning, International, Public Trust, Sustainability and Environmental issues, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement, Welfare and Equalities
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What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.

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