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Emergency Housing Programme in South Africa: The Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area in Delft

Jonsson, Fanny LU (2015) STVK12 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The City of Cape Town has used and, continues to use, the Temporary Relocation Areas as a tool to tackle homelessness and poor housing. Relocation is nothing new in South Africa, but the use of Temporary Relocation Areas represents a shift in how the state attempts to fulfil their constitutional obligations to realize the right to adequate housing for all, with unclear long-term implications. Temporary Relocation Areas are not planned or built to house individuals for an extensive period of time. This has however proven to be inconsistent with the existing on the ground experience, which has caused poor social conditions for the people living there. Therefore, the aim of the study is to explore and clarify how power and planning... (More)
The City of Cape Town has used and, continues to use, the Temporary Relocation Areas as a tool to tackle homelessness and poor housing. Relocation is nothing new in South Africa, but the use of Temporary Relocation Areas represents a shift in how the state attempts to fulfil their constitutional obligations to realize the right to adequate housing for all, with unclear long-term implications. Temporary Relocation Areas are not planned or built to house individuals for an extensive period of time. This has however proven to be inconsistent with the existing on the ground experience, which has caused poor social conditions for the people living there. Therefore, the aim of the study is to explore and clarify how power and planning rationality form tensions between planning intentions and reality, between vision and real life by studying the social effects of living in the Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area in Delft. This is based on a qualitative field research conducted in the Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area. The analysis has displayed that relocations are very complex as it has a wide range of adverse, unintended consequences, such as disruption of livelihoods and social networks. (Less)
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Jonsson, Fanny LU
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STVK12 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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South Africa, the right to adequate housing, power and rationality, Emergency Housing Programmes, Temporary Relocation Areas.
language
English
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5435631
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2015-07-14 12:38:05
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  abstract     = {The City of Cape Town has used and, continues to use, the Temporary Relocation Areas as a tool to tackle homelessness and poor housing. Relocation is nothing new in South Africa, but the use of Temporary Relocation Areas represents a shift in how the state attempts to fulfil their constitutional obligations to realize the right to adequate housing for all, with unclear long-term implications. Temporary Relocation Areas are not planned or built to house individuals for an extensive period of time. This has however proven to be inconsistent with the existing on the ground experience, which has caused poor social conditions for the people living there. Therefore, the aim of the study is to explore and clarify how power and planning rationality form tensions between planning intentions and reality, between vision and real life by studying the social effects of living in the Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area in Delft. This is based on a qualitative field research conducted in the Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area. The analysis has displayed that relocations are very complex as it has a wide range of adverse, unintended consequences, such as disruption of livelihoods and social networks.},
  author       = {Jonsson, Fanny},
  keyword      = {South Africa,the right to adequate housing,power and rationality,Emergency Housing Programmes,Temporary Relocation Areas.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Emergency Housing Programme in South Africa: The Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area in Delft},
  year         = {2015},
}