Publications

The publications listed below can be downloaded from our website.

Click here for DAG Annual Reports (2003 – 2012)

Click here for Urban Land Matters: Volume 1 (2010)

Click here for Sustainable medium-density housing (2008)

Click here for Other Publications

 


 

DAG Annual Reports

 


 

Urban Land Matters: Volume 1 (2010)

Authors: Erin Torkelson and Anzabeth Tonkin (Development Action Group)

Simplified summaries of the key recommendations made by the Sustainable Medium Density Housing Resource Book (2008) have been provided in 12 issues and can be downloaded from our website.

  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 1, Volume 1): Medium Density Housing as part of Sustainable Urban Development (pdf) (June, 2010) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 2, Volume 1): Medium Density Housing and Current Housing Policy (pdf)  (July , 2010) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 3, Volume 1): The Importance of Good Location and Higher Density Housing (August , 2010) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 4, Volume 1): The Importance of an Integrated Approach to Housing Development (September 2010) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 5, Volume 1): The Importance of Considering Livelihoods when Developing Housing (October 2010) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 6, Volume 1): The importance of community participation and leadership development (November 2010) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 7, Volume 1): The importance of meeting the housing needs of vulnerable people (December 2010) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 8, Volume 1): Tenure Options for low income groups (February 2011) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 9, Volume 1): Housing Typology - Poor people also want choice (March 2011) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 10, Volume 1): Considering what constitutes good design and construction (April 2011) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 11, Volume 1): Tools and mechanisms to use suitable land for sustainable housing (May 2011) Click to download
  • Urban Land Matters (Issue 12, Volume 1): Considering affordability in housing design and delivery (June 2011) Click to download

 


 

Sustainable medium-density housing (2008)

Author: Anzabeth Tonkin (Development Action Group)

This is a comprehensive guide to sustainable medium density housing for planners, housing practitioners, government officials and urban and housing NGOs. It provides some good practice case studies of medium density housing in South Africa and internationally.

Hard copies of the book are available. For a copy contact Zinzi Gatyeni on 021 448 7886 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Other Publications

Publications available for download are listed below.

  • DAG 20th Anniversary Magazine from 1997 to 2007 (2007) Click to download
  • Our struggles, our stories, our rights: reflecting on women’s access to housing rights, report on the World Habitat Seminar held on October 2 2006 in Cape Town, Mercy Brown-Luthango of Development Action Group, 2006, 44 pp. Click to download