How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Klizner, Tarna en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Harvey, Catherine en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-29T10:33:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-29T10:33:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Harvey, C. 2018. How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28179
dc.description.abstract The dramatic global trend of population growth has led to a rapid urbanisation, resulting in unprecedented land cover change. The incarnation of accompanying developed has typified impermeable surfaces. These surfaces have disconnected the stormwater component of the natural hydrological cycle, disregarding it as a nuisance and designing it to be rapidly removed from urban areas. Utilising Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) offers opportunities in urban areas to recycle the water and challenge the perception that stormwater is a nuisance and of no value. The current context of drought experienced by Cape Town has highlighted the need for less reliance on surface water resources; implementing SUDS could be a way of reconnecting the hydrological urban water cycle. It could also help to repair the human disconnect from nature that is prevalent in urban areas. The research question explored the role of spatial planning in enabling the implementation of SUDS in the City Bowl, Cape Town. While conceptual and technical frameworks have been developed for SUDS in South Africa, at present there is no spatial guide as to how these interventions could be realised in a specific context and area. This research utilise s the tools of spatial planning to re-imagine the City Bowl in relation to water. The case study methods used, enabling a detailed understanding of the site. This was complemented by interviews with various planning professionals in order to understand the current role spatial planning plays in terms of implementing SUDS. The research suggest is that whilst SUDS has many constraints, the opportunities that they provide for improving water quality and quantity, and surrounding amenities, suggests that this is one which has to be embraced if the City Bowl is going to respond innovatively and sustainably to the drought. It also highlights the need to improve coordination across different spheres and departments of governance, and emphasises the need to value local community knowledge. A prevalent silo approach to complex problems is no longer acceptable. The implications of the research are that implementing SUDS in the City Bowl requires planners to embrace a water literacy approach to spatial plans, and in doing so, return the focus to water en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other City and Regional Planning en_ZA
dc.subject.other Urban Water Management en_ZA
dc.title How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
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 and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MCRP en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Harvey, C. (2018). <i>How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28179 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Harvey, Catherine. <i>"How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28179 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Harvey C. How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2018 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28179 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Harvey, Catherine AB - The dramatic global trend of population growth has led to a rapid urbanisation, resulting in unprecedented land cover change. The incarnation of accompanying developed has typified impermeable surfaces. These surfaces have disconnected the stormwater component of the natural hydrological cycle, disregarding it as a nuisance and designing it to be rapidly removed from urban areas. Utilising Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) offers opportunities in urban areas to recycle the water and challenge the perception that stormwater is a nuisance and of no value. The current context of drought experienced by Cape Town has highlighted the need for less reliance on surface water resources; implementing SUDS could be a way of reconnecting the hydrological urban water cycle. It could also help to repair the human disconnect from nature that is prevalent in urban areas. The research question explored the role of spatial planning in enabling the implementation of SUDS in the City Bowl, Cape Town. While conceptual and technical frameworks have been developed for SUDS in South Africa, at present there is no spatial guide as to how these interventions could be realised in a specific context and area. This research utilise s the tools of spatial planning to re-imagine the City Bowl in relation to water. The case study methods used, enabling a detailed understanding of the site. This was complemented by interviews with various planning professionals in order to understand the current role spatial planning plays in terms of implementing SUDS. The research suggest is that whilst SUDS has many constraints, the opportunities that they provide for improving water quality and quantity, and surrounding amenities, suggests that this is one which has to be embraced if the City Bowl is going to respond innovatively and sustainably to the drought. It also highlights the need to improve coordination across different spheres and departments of governance, and emphasises the need to value local community knowledge. A prevalent silo approach to complex problems is no longer acceptable. The implications of the research are that implementing SUDS in the City Bowl requires planners to embrace a water literacy approach to spatial plans, and in doing so, return the focus to water DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town TI - How spatial planning can enable pathways to the implementation of sustainable urban drainage systems in the city bowl, Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28179 ER - en_ZA


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