Evolving Public Space in South Africa: Towards Regenerative Space in the Post-Apartheid City, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Evolving Public Space in South Africa

Towards Regenerative Space in the Post-Apartheid City, 1st Edition

By Karina Landman

Routledge

196 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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Description

Evolving Public Space in South Africa discusses the transformation of public space highlighted in the country. Drawing on examples from major cities, the author demonstrates that these spaces are not only becoming wasted space, but are also adapting and evolving to accommodate new users and uses in various parts of the city. This process of evolution tends to challenge the more traditional visions and general global views of declining public space in cities and argues that it rather resembles the resilience of these spaces and the potential for regeneration through continuously emerging and mutating forms, functions and meanings.

Including over 20 black-and-white images, this book would be beneficial to academics and students of urban planning and design and those interested in the regeneration of cities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Existing space 3. Need and idea 4. Form and function 5. Meaning and response 6. Production and management 7. Resilient and regenerative public space 8. Conclusion

About the Author

Karina Landman is Associate Professor in the Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of Pretoria. Her current research interests relate to public space, spatial transformation, sustainable neighbourhoods and urban resilience. She holds a degree in Architecture from the University of the Free State and a Master's in Urban Design and City Planning from the University of Cape Town, both in South Africa; she also holds a PhD from Newcastle University in the UK.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

The Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of planning and beyond. The series publishes international research covering spatial planning, regional planning, planning history, planning theory, communities, impact assessment, transport, sustainability and urban design. Building on Routledge’s history of academic rigor and cutting edge research, the series will contribute to the rapidly expanding literature in all areas of planning and urban design. 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
HIS001040
HISTORY / Africa / South / General
SOC042000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries