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Title:Counter-currents: experiments in sustainability in the Cape Town region
Editor:Pieterse, Edgar A.ISNI
City of publisher:Johannesburg
Publisher:Jacana Media
ISBN:1770097953; 9781770097957
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:urban development
urban housing
urban transport
urban planning
sustainable development
Abstract:Cape Town (South Africa) is undergoing a growth spurt driven along by both public and private sector investments. Amidst the expansion of real estate, a number of important counter currents are afoot (as plans or interventions or sometimes, only dreams) which represent both a critique of unimaginative urban growth and hold the seeds for putting Cape Town onto a unique and culturally resonant growth path. Based on the case of Cape Town, this book explores the politics and pragmatics of urban sustainability. It showcases bold urban development initiatives by the both the State and the private sector. Contributing authors to the volume include: Mokena Makeka, Gita Goven, Barbara Southworth, Andrew Boraine, Luyanda Mpahlwa, Nisa Mammon, Lucien Le Grange, Iain Low, Karen Press, Jane Alexander, Ashraf Jamal, AbdouMaliq Simone, David Dewar, Mark Swilling. [ASC Leiden abstract]