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Collecting flooding and vulnerability information in informal settlements : the governance of knowledge production

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dc.contributor.author Musungu, K.
dc.contributor.author Smit, J.L.
dc.contributor.author Drivdal, L.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-08T12:42:06Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-08T12:42:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Musungu, K., Drivdal, L., & Smit, J. (2016). Collecting flooding and vulnerability information in informal settlements: the governance of knowledge production. South African Geographical Journal, 98(1), 84–103. https://doi.org/10.1080/03736245.2015.1117013 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53008
dc.description.abstract It is well documented that informal settlement residents are particularly vulnerable to flooding, and many suggest improved collaboration is needed to improve the situations. Reason being, that sustainable change will require a varied set of knowledge. This means that stakeholders from different spheres with different economic and political interests are likely to be involved. This paper will look into processes of knowledge production by applying a nodal governance framework to analyse the interaction between researchers, local communities, local government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the production of survey data/GIS knowledge of two specific informal settlements in Cape Town, South Africa, prone to flooding. The production of knowledge at a local scale is critical to effective governance, but the gathering of this data is a complex process ‘flavoured’ with the differing perspectives and objectives of the various ‘actors’ involved. This shapes the outcomes of knowledge production and needs to be carefully considered in the survey process. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.subject SOUTH AFRICA--CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS en
dc.subject RURAL URBAN MIGRATION en
dc.subject NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS en
dc.subject FLOODING en
dc.title Collecting flooding and vulnerability information in informal settlements : the governance of knowledge production en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 105674
idrc.project.componentnumber 105674001
idrc.project.title Managing the Risk of Flooding and Sea-level Rise in Cape Town : the Power of Collective Governance en
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