Browsing Conference Papers and Presentations (African Perspectives) by Issue Date

Browsing Conference Papers and Presentations (African Perspectives) by Issue Date

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  • van Kats, R.H.C.; Musa, A.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Cairo, a 20 million megapolis, is characterized by the absence of a logical urban design. For most people, chaos is the most characterizing element of the traffic situation in Cairo like Ramses Square, the busiest intersection ...
  • Martusewicz, C.; Cumberbatch, T.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    A poster presentation by Martusewicz, C. & Cumberbatch, T. about 'Learning from earth: An exploration and reinterpretation of vernacular building'.
  • Andersen, Jørgen Eskemose; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This research project aims to explore practices through which residents in informal settlements in Maputo, create their home-space and how these practices underpin urban development. At the centre of the research are ...
  • Oosterwaal, A.; Limburg, R.; Tukker, E.; Mwinlanaah, Y.; Hidayah, S.; Angnayeli, E.J.; Woyome, A.M.; Azantilow, R.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This project is for the improvement of living conditions of the people of Ayigya, by improving trading and services environment.
  • Newton, C.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The capitalistic growth of the City of Cape Town, more specifically its expansion to the north, foreshadows the absorption of Bellville and its surroundings, including the Campus of the University of the Western ...
  • African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
  • Githua, B.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This paper draws on psychoanalytic concepts of incipient boundary formation to theorize the ambivalent nature of exclusionary socio-political practices in urban sub Saharan Africa, applying this to an analysis of the Mũngĩkĩ ...
  • Osasona, C.O.; Ogunshakin, L.O.; Jiboye, D.A.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Every city has its own history which expresses an identity, a symbol and an image. The ancient city of Ile-Ife, in south-western Nigeria, presents several paradoxes. Till date, its significance vis-à-vis the totality of ...
  • Gantner, G.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    In an era that is luring African cities toward a global constellation of mega-cities, the urbanization of traditional aspects of society, such as the marketplace, provide an identity to local commerce not found in many ...
  • Olweney, M.R.O.; Olweney, C.L.M.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Architecture has among its goals, to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of society. It is therefore inevitable that ethical decisions are made in the process making architecture. The perceived value of the product, ...
  • Beeckmans, L.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Kinshasa, the former Léopoldville, developed in less than one century from a few pre-colonial settlements into a metropolis of almost ten million people. In the city, the marketplace has always been at the centre of ...
  • Coralli, M.; Palumbo, M.A.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This text summarizes an ongoing research project focussing on how to understand African city evolution in a globalized context. We aim to redefine the approach of understanding a diversity of changes. This project intends to ...
  • Vio, G.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The water of Venice protects the city, sets the boundaries, and connects the city to the sea. The same importance can be given to water in many urban cultures around Africa.
  • Ogbu, L.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    As we seek to position ourselves within this new century, the notion of defining an African urban architecture is both complex and compelling. Contemporary African cities are dynamic environments that have an ongoing ...
  • African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
  • African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
  • Baumeister, J.; Knebel, N.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The current rapid urbanization in Africa is an unprecedented phenomenon in the history of mankind, as urban growth is no longer linked to economic growth. With this "urbanization in poverty" a new way of urban life evolves ...
  • Afram, S.O.; Olympio, G.F.A.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Kumasi is the traditional and administrative capital of the Ashanti Region. The location of its Central Business District (CBD) is, literally, in the geographical centre of the city, surrounded and hemmed in by residential ...
  • African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Sirron-Kakpor, I.; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The "Working on Cities studio" is a joint project by the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Gantner, G.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The history and resulting contemporary form of the Zambian capital of Lusaka presents a condition particularly relevant to urban designers and policy-makers. One of the few cities in the subregion to have grown almost ...