Urban LandMark

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A Handbook on Urban Land Markets for Africa

Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

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Housing Entrepreneurs Research Project


The Housing Entrepreneurs Research Project, concluded in 2006, seeks to provide a deeper understanding of housing as a productive asset, and its role in promoting economic activity and improved affordable housing supply, by supporting the activities of home-based entrepreneurs and small-scale landlords.

Funded by Finmark Trust, the Social Housing Foundation, Nedbank, the Gauteng Department of Housing and the National Department of Housing, the project focused on obtaining a detailed understanding of how small-scale landlords and home-based entrepreneurs operate, the key constraints they face and the extent to which they use their homes as a productive asset. This was set within the context of a broad understanding of entrepreneurship and current policy and practice in unleashing and supporting entrepreneurial activity.

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