Rethinking the roles of the state and communities in urban housing and land use management II

Journal (whole)
, pages
Published: October 2020
Environment and Urbanization
Product code:20041X

This is the second of two special issues dedicated to urban housing and land-use management. As with the first issue, there is a strong focus on housing inadequacy in informal settlements, as well as the roles of community groups and local governments in strengthening housing policies. Several papers on East Africa explore different facets of inclusive shelter. And two COVID-19 papers add urgency to the discussion of urban housing.

The Climate Change in Cities paper explores Durban’s experiences under the 100 Resilient Cities programme. The feedback papers tackle community fire response in Nairobi; criminal violence and electricity provision; the need for integrated research on vulnerability and resilience; and measurement of residential segregation in Chile.