African cities : towards a new paradigm - 'chameleonic' urbanism for hybrid cities

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dc.contributor.editor Bakker, Karel A.
dc.contributor.other African Perspectives Conference Proceedings
dc.coverage.spatial Africa 2017-04-19T11:01:23Z 2017-04-19T11:01:23Z 2017 2010
dc.description.abstract African cities demand growing a network-type articulation between their formal centres and the vast, informal polymorphic suburban housing areas surrounding them. A new urban paradigm should be proclaimed: urban proposals that aim to consolidate an improved and adapted adjustment between regular patterns (attached to macro scale planning) and plural configurations of a self-organized city, based on micro stratagems that are developed by indigent citizens in their everyday life. This new urban paradigm relies on nature and collective/public spaces as major elements in the reassembly of fragmented African urban spaces: [re]develop wide, and [re]distribute social services, public services and civic infrastructure in the extension of African City – urban progress, articulated through improvement of human living conditions, needs to be combined with overall sustainability. The new urban paradigm points to flexible and regenerative morphologies in urban space, that are sensible and capable of adapting to multi-contexts – a ‘chameleonic’ urbanism, that is based on multiple – and mixed – visions of micro-units inherent to the African City, that propose derivate forms from themselves. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Culture, Delegation of the Flemish Government in South Africa, Embassy of Belgium en_ZA
dc.format.extent 10 pages en_ZA
dc.format.medium PDF en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Viana, DL 2010, 'African cities : towards a new paradigm - 'chameleonic' urbanism for hybrid cities', African Perspectives Conference Proceedings, 25-28 September 2009. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-620-49356-7
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria © 2010 en_ZA
dc.subject Architecture en_ZA
dc.subject African city en_ZA
dc.subject Chameleonic urbanism en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture--Africa
dc.title African cities : towards a new paradigm - 'chameleonic' urbanism for hybrid cities en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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