Counter-currents edited By Edgar Pieterse

Full Title: Counter-currents: Experiments In Sustainability In The Cape Town Region
Author/Editor(s): E. A Pieterse; University of Cape Town
ISBN: 1770097953, 9781770097957
Publisher: Jacana Media
Published Place: Auckland Park
Published/Copyright Year: 2010
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrations, maps included, 25 cm
LCCN: 2010486119
Number of pages: 273 (273 pages)
Categories:
Sustainable Urban Development > South Africa > Cape Town
Sustainable Urban Development > Government Policy > South Africa > Cape Town
City Planning > South Africa > Cape Town


Content:
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 ... [et al.]
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.
"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 that is fast becoming the defining feature of the twenty-first century. It is manifested most starkly in the dire situation that faces the majority of the city's residents, who are excluded from the formal economy and must rely on substandard public services and their own makeshift shelters. The scenario is serious enough to draw everyone's attention but should be set against the broader issues of long-term economic resilience and environmental sustainability to achieve a low-carbon society - so we have our work cut out for us. The purpose of this volume is to demystify these challenges and present readers with a creative portfolio of thinking, practice and strong vision to show that we can find alternatives - and, moreover, that these alternatives are already emerging in (marginal) sections of the state, civil society and the business sectors."
Introd.

Notes:
Published in association with the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.
Includes bibliographical references.

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ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V39.94563-1-2677432
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: HT384.A35 C68 2010
Released Date: 20110210

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APA Style:
Pieterse, E.A. & University of Cape Town (2010). Counter-currents: Experiments In Sustainability In The Cape Town Region. Auckland Park: Jacana Media.

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Pieterse, E. A, and University of Cape Town. Counter-currents: Experiments In Sustainability In The Cape Town Region. Auckland Park: Jacana Media, 2010. Print.

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Pieterse, E. A, and University of Cape Town. Counter-currents: Experiments In Sustainability In The Cape Town Region. Auckland Park: Jacana Media, 2010.