Cultivating the city - a multifunctional landscape along the Walker Spruit, Pretoria

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dc.contributor.advisor Breed, Ida
dc.contributor.postgraduate Rossi, Dominique Gina en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-10T07:01:09Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-10T07:01:09Z
dc.date.created 2013 en
dc.date.issued 2013 en
dc.date.submitted 2012-12-07 en
dc.description Dissertation ML(Prof)--University of Pretoria, 2013.
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this dissertation was to explore how a landscape architect may help to address environmental decay and the threat of food scarcity that are the results of rapid urban growth. For this urban renewal scheme, it is proposed that the underutilized open spaces within the city are reclaimed and interconnected in order to maximize their potential, forming a continuous landscape network. It is believed that this landscape network needs to function beyond mere beautification in order to be successful and productive. A multifunctional strategy is thus brought forward, as emphasis is placed upon providing for food security and realizing the city’s wasted resources. Along with related economic and ecological advantages, ways in which open space may be more sustainably managed are explored. Acknowledging the sheer lack of municipal funds, community involvement is believed to be the catalyst of this vision. Surrounding neighbourhoods are hence proposed to be the maintainers of their surrounding open spaces, decreasing the monetary pressures on the authorities. Emphasis is placed on ways in which communities may be incorporated through designing for flexibility, pride of ownership and sense of belonging. A new identity that ties in with the original genius of place is ultimately promoted through this meaningful utility parkland. An abandoned stretch of land along the Walker Spruit between Pretoria’s Sunnyside East and Clydesdale suburbs served as a model for testing the hypothesis of a spatially continuous, linear and productive community park. en
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dc.description.department Architecture en
dc.identifier.citation Rossi, D 2013, Cultivating the City - A Multifunctional Landscape along the Walker Spruit, Pretoria, ML(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/31585> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/31585
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2013, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en
dc.subject Allotment gardens en
dc.subject Community participation en
dc.subject Pride of ownership en
dc.subject Food security en
dc.subject Multifunctional landscape en
dc.subject Continuous productive urban landscape (cpul) en
dc.subject Urban renewal en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.subject.other C13/4/62/gm
dc.title Cultivating the city - a multifunctional landscape along the Walker Spruit, Pretoria en
dc.type Dissertation en


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