Navigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala

dc.contributor.advisorEwing, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorMasuba, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-10T13:56:37Z
dc.date.available2023-07-10T13:56:37Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.date.updated2023-07-10T08:20:16Z
dc.description.abstractKampala, like many cities in the global south, is experiencing urbanisation at an unprecedented rate. Eight out of ten people are taking up informal employment, many of whom set up and occupy sites within highly contested spaces in the urban realm. Modernist planning and developments across the city are unable to sustain the growing number of traders in the city. The Godown Zone in Namuwongo provides an entry point for a self-organised community of informal traders who have taken upon themselves to create spaces for trade and occupation in a restricted space a few kilometres away from the local market. The Godown Zone offers a range of opportunities for inclusive and sustainable development however it also highlights the urban disconnect between planners need to control functions of spaces and the actual functioning of such spaces. Research has shown a bottom-up design approach through engaging with traders allows for effective and multifunctional development of spaces. This project has therefore development an urban design framework to amplify voices of the trading community of Namuwongo while factoring in long term development plans through interviews, observations, research studies, and site data analysis. By incorporating the experiences of the users, this urban design framework hopes to contribute to the development of an inclusive and vibrant city
dc.identifier.apacitationMasuba, D. (2023). <i>Navigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala</i>. (). ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38057en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMasuba, Daniel. <i>"Navigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala."</i> ., ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38057en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMasuba, D. 2023. Navigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala. . ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38057en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Masuba, Daniel AB - Kampala, like many cities in the global south, is experiencing urbanisation at an unprecedented rate. Eight out of ten people are taking up informal employment, many of whom set up and occupy sites within highly contested spaces in the urban realm. Modernist planning and developments across the city are unable to sustain the growing number of traders in the city. The Godown Zone in Namuwongo provides an entry point for a self-organised community of informal traders who have taken upon themselves to create spaces for trade and occupation in a restricted space a few kilometres away from the local market. The Godown Zone offers a range of opportunities for inclusive and sustainable development however it also highlights the urban disconnect between planners need to control functions of spaces and the actual functioning of such spaces. Research has shown a bottom-up design approach through engaging with traders allows for effective and multifunctional development of spaces. This project has therefore development an urban design framework to amplify voices of the trading community of Namuwongo while factoring in long term development plans through interviews, observations, research studies, and site data analysis. By incorporating the experiences of the users, this urban design framework hopes to contribute to the development of an inclusive and vibrant city DA - 2023_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Urban Design LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2023 T1 - Navigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala TI - Navigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38057 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/38057
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMasuba D. Navigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala. []. ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38057en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.subjectUrban Design
dc.titleNavigating the Go-Down Zone in Namuwongo: reimagining spaces for informal traders in Kampala
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
thesis_ebe_2023_masuba daniel.pdf
Size:
13.2 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
license.txt
Size:
0 B
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description:
Collections