Waste management in Cape Town: understanding responsibility and labour
Turning livelihoods to rubbish? Assessing the impacts of formalization and technologization of waste management on the urban poor
Principal Investigator: Erik Achille Swyngedouw. Lead Organisation: University of Manchester (Environment, Education and Development)
Co-Investigators: Mary Lawhon (University of Pretoria); Henrik Ernstson (University of Manchester)
Principal investigators: Vanessa Watson. Lead Organisation: University of Cape Town
Co-investigators: Jane Battersby; Susan Marion Parnell; Warren Michael Smit; Jonathan Crush
Citizens and the state in urban India: an in-depth investigation on emergent citizenship and public goods provision
Principal Investigator: Michael John Patrick Walton. Lead Organisation: Centre of policy research, India
Co-investigator: Partha Mukhopadhyay
In Indian cities many people live in marginal areas, with insecure housing, and inadequate provision of most public services, such as water and sanitation, electricity, garbage collection and policing.
The Development of Migrant Villages under China's Rapid Urbanization: Implications for Poverty and Slum Policies
Based on a comparison of 20 migrant villages in three major Chinese cities, and slums in other developing countries; analysis includes housing development and regulation, with learnings from workshops and capacity building.