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Title: Socio-spatial transformation in Africa: a framework to map the process and guide the planning of future cities
Authors: Landman, K
Keywords: Urban transformation
African cities
Future plans
Social-spatial transformation
Planning Africa 2006 Conference, 22-24 March 2006
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Citation: Landman, K. 2006. Socio-spatial transformation in Africa: a framework to map the process and guide the planning of future cities. Planning Africa 2006 Conference, Cape Town, 22-24 March 2006, pp 22
Abstract: Africa cities are continuously changing. Increased urbanisation, poverty, unemployment, effective service delivery and scarce natural resources are some of the challenges African cities are facing. And while people have to come to terms with these, the spatial environment is also transformed, in some cases almost overnight. Do these changes facilitate envisioned social change and what are their impacts and implications for future African cities? The purpose of this paper is to explore the relevance of a theoretical framework for spatial transformation to analyze and understand African cities and their transition at the turn of the century. The paper introduces the concepts of space and place and then explores the process of making and changing space from a generic perspective. This is then applied to discuss the socio-spatial transformation in African cities and the implications of changes in the built environment for future African cities.
Description: Planning Africa 2006 Conference
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1336
ISBN: 0620364025
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