Interesting youtube video for those interested in Africa’s context, specifically looking at Joburg.

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Interesting youtube video for those interested in Africa’s context, specifically looking at Joburg.

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  1. Very nice & informative video… (Thanks for sharing)…I took some notes so I thought I shall post them here as a summary:

    NEW PLAN FOR JOHANNESBURG TO ACHIEVE

    1- Spatial Justice
    2- Spatial Sustainability
    3- Spatial Resilience
    4- Spatial Quality
    5- Spatial Efficiency

    IMPORTANCE OF URBAN SPACE ECONOMY:

    The lack of integrated spatial thinking has lead to:

    —Distorted relation between jobs and living spaces
    —Poor lives further and commute longer
    —Infrastructure can separate people and keep different races apart
    —High-density housing

    THEY NEED TO UNDO THE PROBLEMS:

    —Link people to their work
    —Develop transit-oriented development
    —Densification to absorb population increase
    —Make the city more successful
    — Develop livable spaces
    —More economically progressing
    —Opportunities for small business
    —Public space making
    —Make it cleaner and less polluted
    —Regulate the price

    CONCLUDING STATEMENT:
    We need to unpack the planning problems while learning from the past challenges.

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