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Title:Negotiating the global and the local: evaluating development through public-private partnerships in Durban, South Africa
Author:Houghton, JenniferISNI
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1874-6330)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:urban development
private sector
public sector
External link:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12132-010-9106-5
Abstract:Within a context of transition, South African cities such as Durban are required to address the dual development imperatives of socioeconomic redistribution and increasing global competitiveness. Processes associated with shifts to urban governance and partnerships are being drawn on to achieve these urban development goals. In 1999, the Durban Growth Coalition, a strategic partnership between business and government, emerged to address urban economic development concerns. The partnership has led to the successful planning and implementation of various flagship developments within the city. This paper evaluates the processes of the Coalition and associated projects in order to assess to what extent the partnership is successfully addressing the dual imperatives of postapartheid redress and integration into the global economy. The paper thus critically examines the implications of using public-private partnerships as mechanisms for equitable development in South Africa and highlights the possibility of the emergence of deliberative processes of decisionmaking through partnerships. Bibliogr., note, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]