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Title: Managing tensions and forging creative synergies between indigenous and modern settlement planning for sustainable settlements and built-forms in Southern Africa
Authors: Tapela, Tshenesani Nigel
Keywords: Indigenous knowledge systems;Planning systems;Circularity;Adaptability;Sustainability
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: UZ Foundation
Source: Tapela, T. Nl. (2007). Managing tensions and forging creative synergies between indigenous and modern settlement planning for sustainable settlements and built-forms in Southern Africa. INDILINGA – African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 6(2): 102-109
Abstract: The article explores the apparent similarities in conceptions of space utilization, security and sustainability, deriving from the nature of dwelling and settlement design, how these articulated the existing modes of production of space, society and the economy – and therefore could be reproduced sustainably. The article also explores the planning principles, design concepts, standards and norms used in the planning and building of indigenous African settlements and dwellings and suggests that, by tapping into rich traditions of indigenous planning systems, the organic link between sustainable resource utilization and livelihood sustenance can be enriched.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/3231
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/indilinga.v6i2.26420
ISSN: 1683-0296
Rights: © UZ Foundation. 2007
Appears in Collections:FID - Journal Articles (DHET subsidised)

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