Change and Continuity in Spatial Planning
Metropolitan Planning in Cape Town Under Political Transition
By (author) Vanessa Watson
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Change and Continuity in Spatial Planning by Vanessa Watson
Book DescriptionChange and Continuity in Spatial Planning addresses a question of enduring interest to planners: can planning really bring about significant and positive change? In South Africa the process of political transition appeared to create the preconditions for planners to demonstrate how their traditional humanitarian and environmental concerns could find concrete expression in the reshaping of the built environment. Integral to this story is how planning practices have been shaped by the past, in a rapidly changing context characterised by a globalising economy, new systems of governance, a changing political ideology, and a culture of intensifying poverty and diversity. More broadly, the book addresses the issue of how planners use power, in situations which themselves represent networks of power relations, where both planners and those they engage with operate through frames of reference fundamentally shaped by place and history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415270595
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vanessa Watson
Planning and Transformation, Paperback (September 2006)
Provides a comprehensive view of planning under political transition in South Africa, offering a resource for both students and researchers in an international and a local audience. This book covers the experience of the planning community, the extent to which their aims were achieved, and the hindering factors.
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This book addresses a question of enduring interest to planners: can planning really bring about significant and positive change?
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Author Biography - Vanessa Watson
Vanessa Watson is Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
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