By Astrid Wicht – May 2018 Over the last 35 years I have worked as a social architect, housing and women’s activist, and community development facilitator with communities in urban, small rural town and rural contexts, engaging communities in the participatory design and planning of people’s settlements, housing and ...Read More
Blog by: james Clacherty & Sayak Roy Photos: Kaylin Harrison “You can buy cars, clothes, shoes but you cannot buy a home, you have to make it. The way we all did.” —Vukuzenzele resident on receiving their title “My House! My Home! A legal Home!” On human rights day, the ...Read More
Upscaling City-wide Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa: A Programme Management Toolkit for Metros in South Africa.
By Claire du Trevou: In December 2017, the Cities Support Programme hosted a consultative workshop entitled “Upscaling City-wide Informal Settlement Upgrading in South Africa; A Programme Management Toolkit for Metros in South Africa” where the major South African Metros were introduced to the recently developed toolkit, which aims ...Read More
By Emma Goodwin on behalf of People’s Environmental Planning: Over the course of the last month, PEP organised a series of workshops with second year UCT environmental and geographical science students in Vukuzenzele. PEP has a long historical association with the residents of Vukuzenzele and our work in ...Read More
By Claire du Trevou: In August 2017, THE ARCHITECT pop up gallery at Cape Institute for Architecture planned an exhibition about affordable mixed-income housing. The intention of the exhibition was to showcase both built and imagined affordable housing developments in Cape Town. People’s Environmental Planning decided to create and submit a small case study which ...Read More