Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Faculty Advisor

Skorinko, Jeanine LM

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa


The Stellenbosch Municipality in the Western Cape Province, South Africa, has implemented a novel approach to providing housing – the Integrated Residential Development Program – a multi-phase initiative to develop economically integrated communities. This project documented perspectives of the program, collecting narratives and employing a photo-elicitation strategy to understand the views of municipal officials, program beneficiaries, and neighboring community residents. Collected data reveal that the approach has potential, but still needs to address shared concerns of establishing safety measures, offering effective consumer education, and defining roles and responsibilities. We suggest engaging the community with small projects, youth involvement, and further municipal collaboration.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies