Some Views on Housing and Local Government from Africa South
Local authorities in Africa are torn between the pressures of implementing urban development processes that they inherited from the colonial past, on the one hand, and the pressures of present day urban development on the other. Most local authorities in Africa inherited urban forms and designs and a plethora of statutes which were a direct import from Europe. This type of planning was intended to develop the urban areas for the benefit of the settler population. This legacy continues to influence the decision making and development process in most local authorities.
KeywordsLocal Authority Urban Development Home Ownership Housing Policy Housing Program
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