Valuing waste and wasting value: rethinking planning with informality by learning from skarrelers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Winkler, Tanja en_ZA
dc.contributor.author van Heerden, Adam David en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-23T11:49:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-23T11:49:25Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation van Heerden, A. 2015. Valuing waste and wasting value: rethinking planning with informality by learning from skarrelers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18201
dc.description Includes bibliographical references en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Since the collaborative turn, planning has been 'captive to an inclusionary view of society' and to the assumed value that public participation automatically confers on development outcomes. In the global South however, the extreme diversity of people and activities coupled with 'advanced marginality', perhaps inspires different interpretations of 'public' and 'private' space and the activities enacted within each, as well as of the universal acceptance and application of formal processes which aim 'to include'. In this dissertation I explore the implicit value of public participation when planning with informality, for 14 skarrelers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, as well as the potential for a 'deepening' of democracy through more genuine and flexible forms of engagement and learning. This involves research participants setting the terms and settings of engagement prior to the development of objectives. Joining research participants 'on the skarrel', I learn that ontologies are fluid rather than fixed, with skarrelers expressing different desires for inclusion than expected. I argue that, at the heart of such engagements with informally organised and/or marginalized groups, there should be an ethic of care and justice, with a morality that is based on responsibility and relationships rather than rights and rules. This suggests a relational approach to planning that embraces principles of democracy and pluralism, and of difference and multiculturalism - one that is thoroughly flexible in both form and ontology, and that is able to achieve far more nuanced conceptions of what it means to be included - with genuine intentions to plan with informality, rather than for it. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other City and Regional Planning en_ZA
dc.title Valuing waste and wasting value: rethinking planning with informality by learning from skarrelers in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs 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 MCRP en_ZA
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