Urban LandMark

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A Handbook on Urban Land Markets for Africa

Managing urban land: a guide for municipal practitioners

Training for Township Renewal Initiative:
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Past events

Training for Township Renewal Initiative (TTRI)

October 2007

Initiated in 2007, the Training for Township Renewal Initiative (TTRI) aims to develop an understanding of the needs and dynamics of South Africa's townships, as well as the various ways of transforming them into functional and sustainable neighbourhoods. The initiative is a joint venture between the Neighbourhood Development Programme of the National Treasury, the Urban Renewal Programme of the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, the Knowledge Unit of the South African Cities Network, and the Sustainable Communities Initiative of the Development Bank of Southern Africa.


During the first TTRI Overview course, which took place from 29 October to 2 November 2007, Urban Landmark made the following presentations on the theme Economic Dimensions: Activating Markets within Townships:

The second Township Renewal Overview course took place from 1 - 4 June 2009 in Durban. The second day of the course was allocated to Urban LandMark to address the theme Unlocking Township Markets. This module comprised the following presentations:

Read an article by Abueng Matlapeng on TTRI 2

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