Does participatory budgeting in social housing give tenants real power over resources or is it simply tokenistic tenant empowerment?

Abstract: Participatory budgeting (PB) as used within social housing in UK is a new concept, but so far has very limited scope. Social housing providers have access to other budgets within their organizations, but cannot give residents more influence because of regulatory demands. Author(s): Richards, Isobel Source(s): , [169] p., ill., tabs Published: 2012 Tenant…

Social status and the challenges of governance : evidence from low-income housing delivery in South African municipalities

Abstract: This chapter describes a case study of housing delivery in South African municipalities, where constituents’ concerns for their social position are the cause of serious implementation delays. It is part of a dissertation that investigates how citizens’ concerns for social status affect politics. Author(s): McClendon, Gwyneth Source(s): , 54 p., ill., graphs, tabs Published:…

Benchmarking housing in South Africa : good practices in municipal housing

Abstract: This publication shares experiences of South African municipalities based on the results of benchmarks on housing and social housing that were conducted from May to November 2010. Good practices and guiding principles are included to assist municipalities in their housing service delivery. Author(s): McCarthy, Malcolm; Lollo, Adrian Di; Kuiper, Stefanie; Essink, Michelle; Meijer, Nienke…

Leap forward : local authorities exchange

Abstract: A special of the P+ magazine about Municipal International Cooperation. With inspiring examples about a.o. social housing in South Africa, the Millennium Municipality Campaign and separation of waste in Uganda. Author(s): Bom, Jan; Unen, Astrid Van; Martin, Niall Source(s): , Magazine P+ : VNG special; Sept./Oct. 19 p., ill Magazine P+ : VNG special…

UN-Habitat for a better urban future

Abstract: The mission of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. RDLG/7230/131000 Author(s): UN-Habitat Source(s): , Published: 2010 United nations human settlements programme (UN-Habitat), Nairobi [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.unhabitat.org/

The role of local government in promoting wellbeing : Healthy communities programme

Abstract: Cases from UK show how councils and the local partnerships they form affect change in the well-being of our communities. Several of the most important levers for improving well-being – planning, transport, education, leisure, housing – are instruments of local government. Author(s): Aked, Jody; Michaelsen, Juliet; Steuer, Nicola Source(s): , 69 p., ill., tabs…

Ministry of local governance and housing website

Abstract: The Ministry of Local Government and Housing of Zambia is charged with the administration of the local government system. Among its functions are: chiefs’ affairs, water supply and sanitation, municipal infrastructure services and support services, and provision of feeder, community and urban roads. Author(s): Zambia Source(s): , Published: 2009 Ministry of local governance and…

Understanding your local economy : a resource guide for cities

Abstract: This Cities Alliance draws on 15 case studies and includes a practical toolkit. It compares tools and methods used in cities in developing, transition and advanced economies. The role of local authorities in developing sound LED strategies, often as part of slum upgrading strategies, is crucial. Author(s): Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés; Farole, Thomas; Dowson, Laura; Vik,…

Ghanadistricts.com

Abstract: This website is a private initiative that was borne out of the desire to have a one-stop information centre for local governments in Ghana. It demonstrates how innovative solutions help solve long-standing socio-economic problems such as housing, transport, education, environment and employment. Author(s): Source(s): , Published: 2006 Ghanadistricts.com, Accra (English ISBN/ISSN: / Link: http://www.ghanadistricts.com/home/