Format | E-Book
Filetype | PDF + EPUB
Pages | 92
Year | 2018
Language | English

It is my great pleasure to announce the third issue of the World Urban Planning Magazine. World Urban Planning puts great attention to the promotion of social, environmental and sustainable solutions. As for all our issues, we describe and comment on the urban planning frameworks which are the fundamental planning tools for allocating land use.

This time it is South Africa, a rather interesting country due to its long spatially segregated history which has formed todays spatial pattern. The country has however managed to become the most visited country in the African continent with 10 million annual visitors. With some of the world’s greatest historical landmarks, beautiful landscapes and nature. It is one of the countries where big things will happen as long as the spatial disorder is corrected and the government established full control.

Are you curious about how the planning framework in Cape Town or seeing drone shots of adjacent but so inequal neighbourhoods? Have a read and find out more about the current spatial disorder in South Africa.

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By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population — 6.2 billion people — will live in urban cities. In other words, we will see rapid urban growth and urbanisation.

Traffic congestion is a longstanding challenge for urban areas in developing countries. Apart from causing mobility problems, it damages human health through air pollution.

The fastest growing urban settlements are not megacities with more than 10 million inhabitant, but the medium-sized and smaller cities that house less than 1 million.

The city has the task of ensuring healthy living and working environments, and provide infrastructure for clean water, sanitation and waste management.

One in seven people — a total of 1 billion — live in informal settlements and self-built homes which are of poor quality. This number is assumed to grow to 3 billion in 2050.

Better planning, integrated design and instrumental technologies are transforming cities, where cities become more “walkable”, “green”,  “smart”, safe and resilient.

Our goal is to strengthen and promote urban planning as the discipline is too often neglected. We invite urban planners, designers, engineers, architects, landscape architects and anyone else interested in our environment and surroundings to connect and share the way towards sustainable development.

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