Moving towards a strategy for the sustainable delivery of emergency housing and temporary residential accommodation in the City of Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Katzschner, Tania en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Brink, Chadernnay en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T12:26:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T12:26:42Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Brink, C. 2014. Moving towards a strategy for the sustainable delivery of emergency housing and temporary residential accommodation in the City of Cape Town. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13015
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation presents the current reality of a South African city, Cape Town. Based on the literature it has been established that a large proportion of South Africa’s population lives in urban areas. South African cities are centres of opportunities and have the promise of a better life but they are also characterised by marginalisation, poverty and poorly managed urban growth. Informal settlements have become a ubiquitous feature of South Africa’s urban landscape. The combination of poverty, marginality, overcrowding and limited service provision, exposes residents to a range of ongoing hazards, particularly informal dwelling fires which creates an environment prone to risks and can be devastating for affected households. The current response from government has been analysed through the process of interviewing government officials; policy and institutional analysis, is to temporarily house people in Temporary Relocation Areas (TRAs) if affected by a situation that leaves them rendered homeless. It is believed to be an adequate response. However, as the research reveals, this response often exacerbates people’s resilience to deal with the disaster and the accumulation of risks found in informal settlements. Additionally it further places people in a vulnerable situation as Temporary Relocation Areas (TRAs) have limited service provision and are often located in remote areas far from opportunity centres. The intention of the research was to come up with a new strategy to address emergency response in the form of settlement provision for those affected by disasters. It was further discovered that there needs to be a more sustainable approach that would reduce risk accumulation in informal settlements in a proactive manner in order to mitigate the occurrence of disasters and slowly build resilience. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.title Moving towards a strategy for the sustainable delivery of emergency housing and temporary residential accommodation in the City of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MArch en_ZA
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