Gender and integrated area development projects: lessons from Cato Manor, Durban

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dc.contributor.author Todes, Alison
dc.contributor.author Beall, Jo
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-10T13:57:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-10T13:57:58Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Beall, Jo and Todes, Alison (2004) Gender and integrated area development projects: lessons from Cato Manor, Durban. Cities, 21 (4). pp. 301-310. Copyright © 2004 Elsevier Science Ltd. This version available at: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/2918 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11658
dc.description.abstract The paper examines whether integrated area development projects are particularly well placed to recognize the complexity and diversity of gender relations and provide important space for gender sensitive planning and practice. It recounts the case of the Cato Manor project in Durban, South Africa where, despite no explicit focus on gender in design, practices were remarkably consistent with the prescriptions of the urban gender planning literature. It is argued that a multi-sectoral and integrated approach offers space for innovation and close attention to local dynamics. Hence despite a disjuncture between planning and implementation, a nuanced gender aware approach emerged. There were also limitations and these are highlighted, recognizing feminist critiques of area-based development that show gender-aware practice is not automatic. In the case of Cato Manor, it depended on facilitative political and policy conditions, politically empowered and organized women and gender-aware professionals. Nevertheless, the area-based focus of the project was also helpful. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Cities en_ZA
dc.subject Integrated area development, gender, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.title Gender and integrated area development projects: lessons from Cato Manor, Durban en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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