OLD NALEDI: The Village Becomes A Town

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This booklet tells the story of the Old Naledi Squatter Upgrading Project, the first such project initiated in Botswana, at Gaborone, its capital, While, on the one hand, this project was concerned with a relatively small population of 10,000 persons, on the other, it is one of the most recently completed examples of this form of housing development in Southern Africa. As such, it has confirmed many of the observations made earlier in Zambia. In addition, however, this project sheds some new light on current housing problems in Botswana and comparable developing countries. The Old Naledi project has already been adopted as a model for similar future upgrading projects in Botswana. At the same time, it is considered to have revealed some more fundamental characteristics of urbanization in general, and these are likely to influence the planning and implementation of new sites-and-services schemes in other parts of that country.
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