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Coordinating civil society around informal settlement upgrading

During September, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of SA (SERI), Urban LandMark and the LANDfirst network organised a workshop to coordinate efforts to advance informal settlement upgrading in South Africa. In a related article [188KB] published in Business Day recently, SERI's Kate Tissington and Lauren Royston of Urban LandMark argue that the creation of equitable towns and cities that provide dignity and quality of life for all inhabitants is not a pipe dream, but that it requires the collective buy-in and energy of local government officials, communities, social movements, planners, engineers and nongovernmental organisations.