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Making Urban Places

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In recent years there has been a growing consensus amongst town planners and other involved professionals that a change of approach is required. This shift has been fuelled by the demise of apartheid-based planning an acceptance that urban reconstruction and development is a priority. An important gap however has been , Read More
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ISBN: 9780799216509

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Making Urban Places

In recent years there has been a growing consensus amongst town planners and other involved professionals that a change of approach is required. This shift has been fuelled by the demise of apartheid-based planning an acceptance that urban reconstruction and development is a priority. An important gap however has been the absence of an alternative concept of urban spatial organisation.The intention of this book is to provide guidance to professionals involved in layout planning by putting forward an approach which is significantly different from that which has prevailed in South Africa in recent decades. The authors stress the need for uniqueness in settlement formation and argue amongst other things for pedestrian-orientated road geometries integrated neighbourhoods extroverted public facilities and an emphasis on the collective function of services instead of more conventional car-orientated road geometries neighbourhood cells introverted public facilities and an emphasis on residential service functions.