Posts Tagged 'spatial planning'

Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]

The world’s best social housing projects?

A universal problem facing cities worldwide today is mass social housing. This issue manifests differently in different places: in some cases, housing built on modernist principles has proven unsustainable and socially problematic

Case Study: The Berg River – Reconnecting the urban fabric of Paarl

Paarl, the 3rd largest town in the Western Cape, faces numerous urban challenges, as do many South African towns and cities. In our first look at smaller urban entities in the Western Cape; we examine the Berg River corridor, the backbone of Paarl, and reimagine its structure, historic divisive planning and its future potential as an economic growth node in the Winelands.