Slum upgrading and urban governance: case studies in three South East Asian cities

Minnery, John, Argo, Teti, Winarso, Haryo, Hau, Do, Veneracion, Cynthia C., Forbes, Dean and Childs, Iraphne (2013) Slum upgrading and urban governance: case studies in three South East Asian cities. Habitat International, 39 162-169. doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.12.002

Author Minnery, John
Argo, Teti
Winarso, Haryo
Hau, Do
Veneracion, Cynthia C.
Forbes, Dean
Childs, Iraphne
Title Slum upgrading and urban governance: case studies in three South East Asian cities
Journal name Habitat International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0197-3975
Publication date 2013-07-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.habitatint.2012.12.002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 39
Start page 162
End page 169
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Whilst slum upgrading is often seen as one of the more effective ways of tackling urban poverty, the approaches taken by slum upgrading policies vary considerably, as do their degrees of success. This article reports on a comparative study of slum upgrading experiences in Bandung, Indonesia; Quezon City, Philippines; and Hanoi, Vietnam. It was carried out using a modification of the sustainable livelihoods framework that considered upgrading policies in a hierarchy of levels. The study demonstrated the importance of some form of security of tenure (the definition of which varied across the case studies), a need for sustainable economic activities to be incorporated into the upgrading, the critical importance of governance and institutions and significance of the contributions of the community and elements of civil society.
Keyword Indonesia
Slum upgrading
South East Asia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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