Charlotte Lemanski invited to speak at Naples workshop
Dr Charlotte Lemanski presents her research on 'Urban governance, social exclusion and poverty in South Africa'
Charlotte Lemanski addressed a workshop at Universita di Napoli on her recent work on 'The voices of the poor in urban governance strategies in Cape Town'. The meeting was organised on 28 January by researchers at the University of Naples' "l'Orientale" (the Italian equivalent of the School of Oriental and African Studies). Other speakers included Antonio Pezzano and Sebastiana Etzo, and the discussion focused on the conflict between state-led and citizen-led forms of participatory urban governance.
Chartlotte’s research features on ID21, the reporting service for UK-based research on development, supported by the Institute of Development Studies. It charts the exclusion of low-income residents from processes of housing provision in South Africa – revealing how they may gain housing but lack the means to participate in wider community development. She argues that the inclusion and participation of poor housing beneficiaries is as important as the physical provision of housing itself.