Research Reports

The research reports listed below can be downloaded from our website. The number of pages of the document is indicated at the end of the name of the research report.

Civil Society Roundtables, Houston C, 2011, 17 pp.
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Urban Forum Seminar Report, DAG Staff, 2011, 17 pp.
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Value Capture: Fiscal and Regulatory Instruments for Pro-Poor Urban Development, Lee. S, Hendricks. M & Tonkin. A, 2010, 6 pp.
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Conference Report on Re-imagining the City: A New Urban Order, DAG Team, 2010, 63 pp.
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Advocacy Roundtable:  Development Action group; November, 2009, 40 pp.
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Contemplating the Role of DAG in Shaping and Constructing a New Urban Order in SA, Houston, A. 2009, 22 pp.
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Financing affordable housing and infrastructure in cities: Towards innovative land and property taxation system, Bhana. K, Hendricks. M & Tonkin. A, 2009, 21 pp.
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Upgrading Informal Settlements: South African Policy and Praxis, Macgregor, H. 2007, 16pp.
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Capturing Unearned Value: Leakages to Assist Markets to Work for the Poor, Mercy Brown-Luthango of Development Action Group, March 2007, 21 pp.
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Living on the Edge: A Study of the Delft Temporary Relocation Area, Macgregor, H. Mgwatyu, Z. Smit. W, 2007, 37pp.
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Voices of the Poor: Synthesis and Recommendations, Smit, W. et al, produced by DAG for Urban LandMark, 2007, 28 pp.
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The People's Housing Process Current Trends and Future Trends, Shamil Manie for Development Action Group, September 2004, 13 pp.
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"The urban development imagination and realpolitik", Warren Smit of Development Action Group, Development Update 5(1), February 2004, 34 pp.
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People's Housing Process (PHPT)- Good Practice Case Study of Savings/ Innovative Financing by Masisizane Women's Co-operative, Ivory Park, Midrand, Gauteng, report prepared by Development Action Group, May 2003, 11 pp.
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People's Housing Process (PHPT)- Good Practice Case Study of Project Systems in Tarkastad, Tsolwana Municipality, Eastern, report prepared by Development Action Group, May 2003, 15 pp.
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People's Housing Process (PHPT)- Good Practice Case Study of Capacity Development and Housing Design, in Uitenhage, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Eastern Cape, report prepared by Development Action Group, May 2003, 25 pp.
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Review of International and National Trends and Best Practices in Housing, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group on behalf of the Western Cape Housing Consortium for the City of Cape Town, May 2003. 74 pp.
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Tenure Options and Management Models for Hostel Redevelopment, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group for the Urban Sector Network, April 2003. 36 pp. 
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The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Sustainable Livelihoods: Living with HIV/AIDS in Khayelitsha, South Africa, Development Action Group, March 2003, 42 pp.
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Scoping Study: Urban Land Issues, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group and Development Works on behalf of the Urban Sector Network for the UK Department of Development Aid (DFID), September 2003. 86 pp.
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Design Options and Delivery Models for Hostel Redevelopment, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group for the Urban Sector Network, April 2003. 37 pp.
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Evaluation of the National Housing Subsidy Scheme, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group and the Built Environment Support Group on behalf of the Urban Sector Network for the Public Service Commission, Johannesburg, May 2003, approx. 600 pages (including appendices).
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Expanding Socio-Economic Rights and Access to Housing, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group and Planact on behalf of the Urban Sector Network for the National Department of Housing, October 2003. 68 pp.
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Imizamo Yethu Survey 2003, report prepared for City of Cape Town,  Jolene Adams of Development Action Group, December 2003, 30 pp.
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The People's Budget Campaign: Draft Report on Housing, report prepared by Warren Smit and Jolene Adams of Development Action Group on behalf of the Urban Sector Network for the People's Budget Campaign, October 2003. 39 pp.
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People's Housing Process (PHPT)- Good Practice Case Study of household participation and house construction in the Kanana project, located in Sebokeng & Vereeniging, Gauteng, report prepared by Development Action Group, May 2003, 14 pp.
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Kayamandi Zone F Informal Settlement Socio-Economic Survey, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group for the Legal Resources Centre, May 2002. 8 pp.
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Livelihood Strategies of the Urban Poor in Cape Town, Charlene Houston of Development Action Group, February 2002. 43 pp.
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Mocke Road Socio-Economic Survey, report prepared by Warren Smit of Development Action Group for the Legal Resources Centre, July 2001. 7 pp.
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The Impact of the Transition From Informal Housing to Formalized Housing in Low-Income Housing Projects in South Africa, paper presented at the Nordic Africa Institute Conference on the Formal and the Informal City – What Happens at the Interface?, Copenhagen, 15-18 June 2000. 22 pp.
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A Case for Civics, Charlene Houston, 1999, 9 pp.
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An Evaluation of the Impact of the National Housing Policy in the Western Cape, Sarah Thurman, 1999, 65 pp.
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A Review of Rates, Service Charges and Connection Fees across Metropolitan Cape Town, Sarah Thurman, 1999, 23 pp.
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