Metropolitan and urban area-based interventions 811

Module code TPI 811
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Scope, nature and rationale of metropolitan and urban area-based interventions; unique problems in metropolitan areas, for example inner city decay, fringe development, housing, services backlog, the dysfunctional apartheid cityscape and dependency on private transport; types of intervention (inter alia institutional, spatial, economic and social) in order to accomplish restructuring and development in metropolitan areas in South Africa in a relevant, social and environmentally accountable way; policy and legislation regarding urban restructuring and development in South Africa; international and local case studies; impact of globalisation on South African metropolitan areas and major cities; simulated metropolitan and urban area-based intervention exercise.

Module credits 20.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 40 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Town and Regional Planning
Period of presentation Semester 1

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