A Neoliberal Framework for Urban Housing Development in the Global South (Hardcover)

A Neoliberal Framework for Urban Housing Development in the Global South By Sampa Chisumbe, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa, Erastus Mwanaumo Cover Image

A Neoliberal Framework for Urban Housing Development in the Global South (Hardcover)

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Cities in developing countries are faced with housing challenges that differ from country to country. The reasons for and the nature of these challenges differ. For cities in sub-Saharan African countries, many residents live in unplanned settlements. As a result, most residents lack decent housing as well as access to basic services. This is due to, among other factors, ineffective urban planning, weak urban governance, low private sector involvement, and lack of access to affordable housing finance - yet few empirical studies have investigated and developed frameworks aimed at improving urban housing.

A Neoliberal Framework for Urban Housing Development in the Global South highlights the factors which predict urban housing development from developing countries' perspective, providing a guide for countries in the sub-Sahara, where governments have limited financial resources competing among several needs. Anchored on neoliberalism, it argues that urban housing development is an eight-factor construct consisting of legal framework, tenure, stakeholder coordination, stakeholder participation, stakeholder capacity, adaptive housing regulations, housing finance, and governance.

The authors outline the role of the state in creating an enabling environment for other stakeholders to participate in the provision of affordable housing for all.

Sampa Chisumbe is a researcher under the Sustainable Human settlement and construction research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Construction Management. Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa is a Professor in the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, and Director of cidb Centre of Excellence & Sustainable Human Settlement and Construction Research Centre, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Erastus Mwanaumo is a Professor of Construction Management and Economics, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building, Professional Construction Project Manager and Registered Engineer, and holds a PhD in Engineering Management. Wellington Didibhuku Thwala is a Distinguished Professor and Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Engineering.
Product Details ISBN: 9781837970353
ISBN-10: 1837970351
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English