Urban LandMark Resources: Training for Township Renewal Initiative: Course Sourcebook
Initiated in 2007, the Training for Township Renewal Initiative (TTRI) aims to develop an understanding of the needs and dynamics of South Africa's townships, as well as the various ways of transforming them into functional and sustainable neighbourhoods. The Township Renewal Sourcebook published recently by the South African Cities Network comprises a number of presentations, papers and articles presented at TTRI learning events in 2008/9. Module 2 of the Sourcebook, titled Unlocking township markets, was developed by Urban Landmark.
During the first TTRI Overview course, which took place from 29 October to 2 November 2007, Urban Landmark made the following presentations on the theme Economic Dimensions: Activating Markets within Townships:
- Introduction (Mark Napier) [204KB]
- Housing finance and residential property markets (Kecia Rust) [632KB]
- Understanding informal land market dynamics (Lauren Royston) [2.38MB]
- Retail and service sector markets (Francois Viruly) [2.42MB]
The second Township Renewal Overview course took place from 1 - 4 June 2009 in Durban. The second day of the course was allocated to Urban LandMark to address the theme Unlocking Township Markets. This module comprised the following presentations and course material: