'Slum' Upgrading and 'Slum' Eradication under MDG Seven Target Eleven

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dc.contributor.author Huchzermeyer, Marie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T14:02:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T14:02:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Huchzermeyer, Marie. 2008. 'Slum' Upgrading and 'Slum' Eradication under MDG Seven Target Eleven. http://www.ru.ac.za/media/rhodesuniversity/content/sociology/documents/Marie%20Huchzermeyer.pdf en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11777
dc.description Draft chapter, forthcoming in Langford, M., Sumner, A. and Yamin, A. (eds). Millennium Development Goals and Rights: Past, Present and Future. Full book manuscript under review by Cambridge University Press. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The modest MDG target on improving the lives of ‘slum’ dwellers occupies a complex and in some ways contradictory terrain. This chapter reviews the usage of the term ‘slum’ and its adoption into the Millennium Development Project. The slogan ‘Cities Without Slums’, which accompanies the target, has led to an initially unintended emphasis in official communication of the target. In order to explore the deviation between the norm that cities should not have ‘slums’ and the actual MDG target, the chapter reviews the role of norms and targets within the UN. Turning in more detail to MDG Seven Target Eleven, it compares the origin of Target Eleven with the trajectory that led to the adoption of the other MDG targets. Due to the World Bank’s role in the formulation of Target Eleven and its slogan, the chapter reviews World Bank urban policy at the time, as well as the World Bank’s subsequent shift to more directly embracing the urban poor and promoting informal settlement upgrading. The position of the urban economy and urban competitiveness within the World Bank’s policy of 2000 is relevant to understanding the coining of the slogan ‘Cities Without Slums’, as well as its utility to city beautification initiatives driven by the urban competitiveness agenda. The World Bank’s subsequent refinement in urban policy is not paralleled in high level en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Rhodes. Sociology. en_ZA
dc.subject Slum upgradinf, slum eradication, South Africa Housing, MDG targets. en_ZA
dc.title 'Slum' Upgrading and 'Slum' Eradication under MDG Seven Target Eleven en_ZA
dc.type Book chapter en_ZA

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