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14.08.2018

Searching for More Than Just a House? The Extent to Which Government Provided RDP Housing Compared to Self-help Housing Empower Poor Communities in South Africa

For the past 20 years, the government in South Africa provided low-income communities with RDP (subsidy) houses to improve their quality of life and the places in which they reside. These houses have, however, been criticised regarding their …

10.08.2018

From Patches of Villages to a Municipality: Time, Space, and Expansion of Wa, Ghana

The number of people living in Africa exceeded the one billion mark in 2009 out of which 395 million subsisted in cities (UH-HABITAT 2012 ). Predictions are that if unchecked, this number will be threefold the current figure by 2050. Such …

23.07.2018 Open Access

Peri-Urban Land Governance in Developing Countries: Understanding the Role, Interaction and Power Relation Among Actors in Tanzania

Peri-urban land governance in Tanzania and other developing countries is shaped by divergent or complimentary roles of actors emanating from their authority, power and interest which create a complex relationship affecting land governance process.

01.06.2018

Residential Satisfaction Among Low-Income Earners in Government-Subsidized Housing Estates in Ogun State, Nigeria

Governments in Nigeria have developed several mass housing schemes with the goal of providing satisfactory residential environment at affordable cost for residents in urban areas. However, there is little understanding of the extent to which such …

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This journal addresses the broad developmental issues of urbanization in the Third World, providing a distinctive African focus on the subject. It examines urban societies from a variety of perspectives, including: issues of local governance, the role of city planning in free market systems, and the impact of multiethnic and multicultural formations in urban affairs.

Urban Forum makes a special effort to examine specific cities in developing nations as legal and cultural entities in their own right. It functions as a core journal in sociology, political science and economics, as well as urban studies.

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