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Counter-currents : experiments in sustainability in the Cape Town region

Author: E A Pieterse; University of Cape Town. African Centre for Cities.
Publisher: Auckland Park : Jacana Media, ©2010.
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"The City of Cape Town is heading for disaster and is already in deep crisis if one cares to look close enough. The recent proliferation of public construction, public squares and public housing along the N2 towards the airport is little more than a mirage compared with the direction of more underlying trends. Cape Town's grim future is born out of the confluence of the globalised economic and ecological collapse  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E A Pieterse; University of Cape Town. African Centre for Cities.
ISBN: 9781770097957 1770097953
OCLC Number: 612192785
Notes: Published in association with the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.
Description: 273 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Edgar Pieterse --
The dynamic of leadership in Cape Town / David Schmidt --
Jane Alexander: hunger artist / Ashraf Jamal --
The right to the city / Abdoumaliq Simone --
Karen Press --
The Cape Town 2030 Initiative: a contested vision of the future / Stephen Boshoff --
Towards urban infrastructure sustainability in Cape Town / Wendy Crane [and others] --
Public transport: tackling Cape Town's Achilles heel / Herrie Schalekamp --
Making public space in 21st century Cape Town: an idealistic planning construct or a catalytic city building project? / Barbara Southworth --
Cape Town central city development strategy / Andrew Borraine --
District Six development framework: prospects for urban and social sustainability / Lucien le Grange & Nisa Mammon --
Oude Moulen: imagining sustainable human settlements / Mokena Makeka --
Kosovo informal settlement upgrade: sustainability towards dignified communities / Gita Goven --
An experiment in innovative public housing / Luyanda Mpahlwa --
Photo essay: Cape integrated / curated by Tau Tavengwa --
Nurturing creativity: the Spier experiment / Tanner Methvin --
A development plan for Paardvlei, Somerset West / Dave Dewar & Piet Louw --
Space and transformation: reflections on the Cape schools programme / Iain Louw --
Regional development: a new pathway to a more equitable and resilient Cape Town? / Sue Parnell & Greg Clarke --
Dealing with sustainability / Mark Swilling --
Why is transformative change so elusive?: roundtable --
Conclusion: Re-imagining Cape Town through the rebus of identity, economy and ecology / Edgar Pieterse.
Responsibility: [edited by Edgar Pieterse].
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