Research for this article was sponsored by The Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD), a programme of the Presidency, Republic of South Africa; the Delegation of the European Union; the South African Local Government Association (SALGA); The Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France; and The Atlantic Philanthropies. The contents of this brief are the sole responsibility of authors and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the Presidency (RSA), the European Union, SALGA or any of the others who invested in this research.
PLANNING AND PARTICIPATION IN CITIES THAT MOVE: IDENTIFYING OBSTACLES TO MUNICIPAL MOBILITY MANAGEMENT†
Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Public Administration and Development
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 113–124, May 2013
How to Cite
Landau, L. B., Segatti, A. and Misago, J. P. (2013), PLANNING AND PARTICIPATION IN CITIES THAT MOVE: IDENTIFYING OBSTACLES TO MUNICIPAL MOBILITY MANAGEMENT. Public Admin. Dev., 33: 113–124. doi: 10.1002/pad.1642
- Issue online: 10 APR 2013
- Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 26 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 9 DEC 2011
- local government;
- South Africa;
- popular participation
The dual processes of rapidly transforming cities and administrative decentralisation demands that local government address human mobility as a means of countering urban poverty. Despite this imperative, local authorities are often poorly equipped to address the needs of poor and transient residents. Through an examination of four South African municipalities, this article helps to identify three critical factors working against effective responses: poor data and conceptual bias; institutional ambiguities and budgeting processes; and, ironically, participatory planning. Although any one of these could serve as a basis for an article, by taking them together, we better summarise the challenges' scope and outline areas for further research and policy intervention. The article concludes by considering these findings' practical and scholarly implications. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.