Making Urban Places

Principles and Guidelines for Layout Planning


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  • ISBN: 9780799216509
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 262
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  • Category: UCT Press

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In recent years there has been a growing consensus amongst town planners, and other involved professionals, that a change of approach is required. This shift has been fuelled by the demise of apartheid-based planning an acceptance that urban reconstruction and development is a priority. An important gap, however, has been the absence of an alternative concept of urban spatial organisation.

The intention of this book is to provide guidance to professionals involved in layout planning, by putting forward an approach which is significantly different from that which has prevailed in South Africa in recent decades. The authors stress the need for uniqueness in settlement formation and argue amongst other things, for pedestrian-orientated road geometries, integrated neighbourhoods, extroverted public facilities and an emphasis on the collective function of services, instead of more conventional car-orientated road geometries, neighbourhood cells, introverted public facilities and an emphasis on residential service functions.

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The electronic version of Making Urban Places: Principles and Guidelines for Layout Planning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivative Works 4.0 South Africa License.

INTRODUCTION
1.    Background
2.    Aim of the Handbook
3.    Outline of Sections

SECTION 1: LAYOUT PLANNING CONCERNS
1.    Normative Concerns
2.    Shifts in Approach to Layout Planning
3.    The Evolution of South African Guidelines
4.    Current Layout Planning Concept
5.    Critique of Current Layout Planning Guidelines

SECTION 2: THE LAYOUT PLANNING PROCESS
1.    Process Principles
2.    Process Guidelines
3.    Interface with Community

SECTION 3: LAYOUT PRINCIPLES
1.    Planning Principles
2.    Spatial Implications

SECTION 4: LAYOUT GUIDELINES
1.    Roads
2.    Intersections
3.    Facilities
4.    Blocks
5.    Even

SECTION 5: ELEMENTS OF LAYOUT INFRASTRUCTURE
1.    Water Supply
2.    Sanitation
3.    Roads
4.    Stormwater Diposal
5.    Energy Supply
6.    Public Lighting
7.    Solid Waste Removal
8.    Communications
9.    Public Spaces
10.    Public Markets

APPENDIX A: SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX B: WORKING PAPERS
APPENDIX C: SERVICE COSTS

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In recent years there has been a growing consensus amongst town planners, and other involved professionals, that a change of approach is required. This shift has been fuelled by the demise of apartheid-based planning an acceptance that urban reconstruction and development is a priority. An important gap, however, has been the absence of an alternative concept of urban spatial organisation.

The intention of this book is to provide guidance to professionals involved in layout planning, by putting forward an approach which is significantly different from that which has prevailed in South Africa in recent decades. The authors stress the need for uniqueness in settlement formation and argue amongst other things, for pedestrian-orientated road geometries, integrated neighbourhoods, extroverted public facilities and an emphasis on the collective function of services, instead of more conventional car-orientated road geometries, neighbourhood cells, introverted public facilities and an emphasis on residential service functions.

Creative Commons License
The electronic version of Making Urban Places: Principles and Guidelines for Layout Planning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivative Works 4.0 South Africa License.

INTRODUCTION
1.    Background
2.    Aim of the Handbook
3.    Outline of Sections

SECTION 1: LAYOUT PLANNING CONCERNS
1.    Normative Concerns
2.    Shifts in Approach to Layout Planning
3.    The Evolution of South African Guidelines
4.    Current Layout Planning Concept
5.    Critique of Current Layout Planning Guidelines

SECTION 2: THE LAYOUT PLANNING PROCESS
1.    Process Principles
2.    Process Guidelines
3.    Interface with Community

SECTION 3: LAYOUT PRINCIPLES
1.    Planning Principles
2.    Spatial Implications

SECTION 4: LAYOUT GUIDELINES
1.    Roads
2.    Intersections
3.    Facilities
4.    Blocks
5.    Even

SECTION 5: ELEMENTS OF LAYOUT INFRASTRUCTURE
1.    Water Supply
2.    Sanitation
3.    Roads
4.    Stormwater Diposal
5.    Energy Supply
6.    Public Lighting
7.    Solid Waste Removal
8.    Communications
9.    Public Spaces
10.    Public Markets

APPENDIX A: SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDIX B: WORKING PAPERS
APPENDIX C: SERVICE COSTS

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