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Title:Untangling 'integration' in urban development policy debates
Author:Pieterse, EdgarISNI
Year:2004
Periodical:Urban Forum
Volume:15
Issue:1
Pages:1-35
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subject:urban planning
External link:https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12132-004-0007-3.pdf
Abstract:'Urban integration' is the core idea of the Urban Development Framework that was launched in 1997 as the South African government's policy approach to urban development and reconstruction. Yet, the meaning of the notion and its application remains shrouded in confusion. The author teases out the multiple meanings of 'integration' in urban development policy thinking. He explores three contiguous debates that shed light on a different dimension of the elusive strategy/ideal. The three debates arise from urban planning studies, environmental critiques of urban development, and the more recent focus on urban management. In particular, the author's interest is to understand the associations and meanings of integration in urban development policies in the current period when the mainstream policy consensus is seemingly settled on the desirability of 'sustainable urban development'. In order to demonstrate the linkages between South African urban policy conceptions and the international literature, the author links each thematic exploration to South Africa's Urban Development Framework policy. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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