Sustainable and Smart Spatial Planning in Africa
Case Studies and Solutions
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This book clarifies the smart city concept that is gaining application in Sub – Saharan Africa. It shows how the smart concept can be used to address problems that would be difficult and more expensive to solve using traditional techniques such as employment creation. This is done through elaboration of the African interpretation of smartness, using tools for smart solid waste management, e-governance, smart energy, and smart infrastructure. The case studies selected, and each chapter explain a different dimension of the smart city concept and offer innovative solutions to problems of rapid urbanization. It lays the theoretical foundation for further research on smart cities and rural areas in Africa.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Sustainable and Smart Spatial Planning in Africa: Introduction, Chapter 2. Stocktaking Frameworks for the Planning and Development of Smart Cities, Chapter 3.“Smart City” Concept and Its Implications for Urban Planning Systems in African Cities, Chapter 4. Transformation Pathways to Smart Villages: Lessons from Mulenzhe Village in Limpopo Province of South Africa, Chapter 5. Smart Growth and New Urbanism, a Sustainable Approach towards Urban Redevelopment: Case of Chivhu, Chapter 6. Trans-Border Spatial Planning: Assessing the Musina-Beitbridge Twinning Agreement between South Africa and Zimbabwe, Chapter 7. Transnational Land Governance for Sustainable Development: a Comparative Study of Africa and Latin America, Chapter 8. Are We There Yet? Prospects and Barriers to Implementing Smart City Initiatives in Harare, Zimbabwe, Chapter 9.Smartness in Developing Liveable Informal Settlements: The Case of Hopley in Harare, Chapter 10. The Urban Laboratory: A Case for Data Mining and Management for the Successful Hosting of Smart Settlements in Zimbabwe, Chapter 11. Opportunities and Constraints of Solar Harvesting as a Sustainable and Resilience Strategy in Zimbabwe: The case of Nyangani Renewable Energy, Mutoko District, Chapter 12. Infrastructure Projects Design Versus Use in Local Authorities: A Case Study of Banket Small and Medium Enterprises Mall in Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe, Chapter 13. Towards Responsive Human Smart Cities: Interrogating Street Users’ Perspectives on Spatial Justice on Street Spaces in Small Rural Towns in South Africa, Chapter 14. Synchronising the Spatial Planning Legislative and Administrative Frameworks of Mining and Other Human Settlements in Zimbabwe, Chapter 15. The Contribution of Spatial Planning Tools towards Disaster Risk Reduction in Informal Settlements in South Africa, Chapter 16. Geographic Information Systems for Smart Spatial Planning and Management: Managing Urban Sprawl in Harare Metropolitan, Zimbabwe, Chapter 17. Appraisal of E-Waste Management Approaches in Zimbabwean Cities, Chapter 18. Three-Dimensional Layout Planning in the Context of Zimbabwe’s Planning Profession: Scope, Fears and Potentialities, Chapter 19. From Two-Dimensional to Four-Dimensional Layout Design: A Necessary Leapfrog in Zimbabwean Urban Planning, Chapter 20.An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Material Waste Management Techniques in the Construction Industry of Zimbabwe: A Case of Harare and Bulawayo, Chapter 21. Furthering Sustainable and Smart Spatial Planning in Africa
Dr. Charles Chavunduka, has degrees in Geography, Regional and Urban Planning (University of Zimbabwe) and Land Resources (PhD, Wisconsin-Madison) and is a chartered town planner. He is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Zimbabwe. He has worked for the Government of Zimbabwe as a town planner and in numerous international projects in eastern and southern Africa focusing on land governance and administration, land policy and participatory land use planning. His current research interests at the University of Zimbabwe include sustainable and smart human settlements planning, land reform, and land readjustment. He has published in international journals of repute, serves as a reviewer for several journals and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in Zimbabwe.
Prof. dr. ir. Walter Timo de Vries, is Chair of Land Management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) since 2015. He is Study Dean Geodesy and Geoinformation and director of the Master and PhD programs in Land Management and Geospatial Science and holds several positions at TUM regarding international cooperation in Africa. He has worked in numerous international projects in Asia, Africa and South America, dealing with land information and land reform, urban and rural development, geospatial data infrastructures and professional training and education in land issues, cadastre and spatial planning and development. His current research includes smart and responsible land management, urban and rural development and land consolidation. Recent publications include the CRC / Taylor and Francis books: ‘Responsible and Smart Land Management Interventions: An African Context’ and ‘Advances in Responsible Land Administration’.
Dr. Arch. Pamela Durán Díaz, is an Architect, PhD in Urbanism (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain) and postdoc in Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes in China, Mali and Mexico. She is a scientific researcher and lecturer at the Technical University of Munich since 2016, with a research focus on land governance, anthropologies of water, WEF nexus, and (in)tangible heritage. She coordinates the Doctoral and MSc programs on Land Management and Geospatial Science, and is Project Manager of ADLAND “Advancing Collaborative Research in Responsible and Smart Land Management in and for Africa” (financed by GIZ) in collaboration with 6 partner universities and the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA). Within ADLAND context, she has been coordinating and facilitating capacity-building activities, including curricula reviews, refresher courses, research development workshops, digital education and staff exchange, among others, across the entire African continent.