Inclusive Urban Development in the Global South

Inclusive Urban Development in the Global South: Intersectionality, Inequalities, and Community, edited by Andrea Rigon and Vanesa Castán Broto, emphasises the importance of the neighbourhood in urban development planning, with case studies aimed at transforming current intervention practices towards more inclusive and just means of engagement with individuals and communities.

The chapters explore how diversity of gender, class, race and ethnicity, citizenship status, age, ability, and sexuality is taken (or not taken) into account and approached in the planning and implementation of development policy and interventions in poor urban areas. The book employs a practical perspective on the deployment of theoretical critiques of intersectionality and diversity in development practice through case studies examining issues such as water and sanitation planning in Dhaka, indigenous rights to the city in Bolivia, post-colonial planning in Hong Kong, land reform in Zimbabwe, and many more. The book focuses on radical alternatives with the potential to foster urban transformations for planning and development communities working around the world.

ACC senior researcher Mercy Brown-Luthango contributed to the volume with a chapter entitled An Excluded and Unrecognized Majority: Everyday Struggles of Backyarders in the Western Area of the Voortrekker Road Corridor in Cape Town, South Africa.