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The missing element: HIV/AIDS in urban development planning: reviewing the South African response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic

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van Donk, M
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London, Development Planning Unit University College London, 2002

Research for this paper started from the premise that in South Africa HIV/AIDS is predominantly construed as a health issue and that, as a consequence, urban development planning is not sufficiently taking into account the destabilising effects of the HIV/AIDS crisis on the social fabric in communities, on political participation and on the urban economy.