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Cities with Slums: From Informal Settlement Eradication to a Right to the City in Africa Marie Huchzermeyer

Cities with Slums: From Informal Settlement Eradication to a Right to the City in Africa

Marie Huchzermeyer

Published November 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781920541620
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305 pages
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The UNOCOs Cities without Slums Campaign, which aimed to improve the lives of 100 million OC slumOCO dwellers, has been inappropriately communicated across Africa as a project to eradicate slums and this book explains how current urban policyMoreThe UNOCOs Cities without Slums Campaign, which aimed to improve the lives of 100 million OC slumOCO dwellers, has been inappropriately communicated across Africa as a project to eradicate slums and this book explains how current urban policy encourages this interpretation which has led to conflicts between urban residents and local and national authorities. It argues that the right to the city, in its original conception, has direct relevance for urban contestations in Africa today.