Liveable Cities: Zanzibar Ng'ambo Neighbourhood, providing infrastructure for liveable cities

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dc.contributor.editor White, G.T. (Gary) 2013-08-20T10:40:48Z 2013-08-20T10:40:48Z 2011-12-14 2013-06-17
dc.description.abstract The focus of this paper is on the practical expertise and context driven design decisions required in creating liveable cities in developing countries. In determining the relative position of a city’s rank on most liveability indexes, the following criteria are used: safety, education, hygiene, healthcare, culture, environment and recreation. However, most of these dynamics are usually not present in developing cities. In order to form a base for future development, it is argued that the provisions of basic infrastructure [i.e.: clean water supply, electricity and sanitation] as well as the development of functional social spaces are vital. This project combines these two factors by developing a hierarchy of linked social spaces as generated by the existing nodes in the form of communal water points. By means of the lessons learnt during a recently completed project framework for the buffer zone surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Zanzibar’s Stone Town, the basic requirements for upgrading human settlements to liveable neighbourhoods are illustrated. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Pretoria, UNESCO en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.format.extent 1 page, A0 size, colour images, text, QR codes en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wright, L & White,G, 2013, 'Liveable Cities: Ng'ambo Neighbourhood, Providing Infrastructure for Liveable cities', Liveable Cities Conference, Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.publisher Liveable Cities Conference 2013 June 17-19 en_US
dc.rights University of Pretoria, The Urban Research Group, en_US
dc.subject Zanzibar en_US
dc.subject Infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Stone Town en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban geography
dc.subject.lcsh Cities and towns
dc.subject.lcsh City planning
dc.title Liveable Cities: Zanzibar Ng'ambo Neighbourhood, providing infrastructure for liveable cities en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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