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By Vanessa Watson

Change and Continuity in Spatial Planning addresses a query of putting up with curiosity to planners: can making plans rather lead to major and confident swap? In South Africa the method of political transition looked as if it would create the preconditions for planners to illustrate how their conventional humanitarian and environmental matters may locate concrete expression within the reshaping of the outfitted environment.
Integral to this tale is how making plans practices were formed via the previous, in a quickly altering context characterized via a globalising economic system, new structures of governance, a altering political ideology, and a tradition of intensifying poverty and variety. extra extensively, the booklet addresses the difficulty of ways planners use energy, in events which themselves characterize networks of energy kinfolk, the place either planners and people they interact with function via frames of reference essentially formed through position and background.

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However, the battle of the spatial models was not yet over. The old METPLAN staff who had come over to the Regional Services Council were possibly reluctant to give up what they saw as one of their primary roles: that of collecting data on land availability and use (Interview 1 1998). Whatever their motivation, they succeeded in persuading the Council to appoint a consultant to continue the work of a land search for low-income housing which had been left off by METPLAN late in 1988. The continuity between these two pieces of work is clear.

Roelof Uytenbogaardt, who had studied architecture, urban design and planning under Louis Kahn at Pennsylvania, took over as head of the programme and, together with a close-knit group of colleagues from both architectural and non-architectural backgrounds, they began to fashion their own approach to spatial planning. 1). 1 Contrast between an older (pre-apartheid) working-class area of Cape Town and a newer, planned apartheid township. Source: Urban Problems Research Unit, University of Cape Town.

The alternative spatial model: the compact city In 1970 the City and Regional Planning Programme at the University of Cape Town had been turned into a full-time Master’s course with a new head and new staff. Roelof Uytenbogaardt, who had studied architecture, urban design and planning under Louis Kahn at Pennsylvania, took over as head of the programme and, together with a close-knit group of colleagues from both architectural and non-architectural backgrounds, they began to fashion their own approach to spatial planning.

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