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Title: Guidelines for human settlement planning and design: The red book
Other Titles: Volume 1 & 2
Authors: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR
Keywords: Human settlement
CSIR built environment
Construction technology
Human settlement planning
Human settlement design
Water management
Red book
Environmental management
Transport facilities
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: CSIR Building and Construction Technology
Citation: CSIR. 2000. Guidelines for human settlement planning and design: The red book
Series/Report no.: Boutek Report Number
Abstract: This document provides performance-based guidelines for informed decision-making. The purpose is essentially to indicate the qualities that should be sought in South African settlements, and to provide practical guidance on how these qualities can be achieved. The document is therefore intended to be educative, providing ideas and useful information, and not as a substitute for innovative planning and engineering practice. The purpose of this document is not merely to assist professionals in producing efficiently serviced 'townships', but rather to create sustainable and vibrant human settlements. In this context, a 'human settlement' is regarded as any built environment where people live, work and play, with the provision that only residential areas, and other developments associated therewith, are considered in this book.
Description: The document consists of two volumes, with volume 1 focussing primarily on planning issues (chapters 1 to 5), and volume 2 (chapters 6 to 12) dealing with engineering services. The document is also available on CD at a cost of R150.00 including VAT and postage, and can be ordered by contacting the CSIR.
URI: http://www.csir.co.za/Built_environment/RedBook/volume1.html
ISBN: 0-7988-5498-7
Appears in Collections:Sustainable human settlements
Building science and technology
Human factors
General science, engineering & technology

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