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Inclusionary housing policy in cities of the south: Navigating a path between continuity and disruption

Turok, Ivan, Rubin, Margot ORCID: and Scheba, Andreas 2024. Inclusionary housing policy in cities of the south: Navigating a path between continuity and disruption. Housing Policy Debate 34 (2) , pp. 207-227. 10.1080/10511482.2024.2302053
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Inclusionary Housing Policy encourages developers to provide affordable housing in well-located areas. This can add to their costs and risks, so the process of policy adoption is complicated and contested. This paper provides a synthesis of the literature and then analyses the efforts to implement IHP of two South African cities, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The core proposition is that making residential development more inclusive requires at least three ingredients to ensure meaningful change. First, the case for reform needs popular support and an active civil society to secure the backing of political leaders and officials facing resistance from entrenched real estate interests. Second, the policy needs to be feasible in an economic sense and calibrated in an incremental way that will not jeopardise private investment. Third, a robust legal framework is required to institutionalise the changes and to limit disputes and disruption.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN: 1051-1482
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 February 2024
Date of Acceptance: 21 December 2023
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024 17:01

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