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Cape Town Adopts Re-Blocking Strategy for Informal Settlements

Cape Town Adopts Re-Blocking Strategy for Informal Settlements
Cape Town Adopts Re-Blocking Strategy for Informal Settlements, In Kuku Town, dwellings were rearranged to face a communal courtyard - where people can gather for activities and keep an eye on their neighbors and shared facitilies.. Image Courtesy of Future Cape Town
In Kuku Town, dwellings were rearranged to face a communal courtyard - where people can gather for activities and keep an eye on their neighbors and shared facitilies.. Image Courtesy of Future Cape Town

The city of Cape Town has adopted a new strategy for improving informal settlements - re-blocking, "the reconfiguration and repositioning of shacks in very dense informal settlements in accordance to a community-drafted spatial framework." Re-blocking serves to create communal spaces, make neighborhoods safer, and improve dwelling structures - among many other things. To see how it has been implemented and where, head to Future Cape Town and continue reading here.

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Cite: Jennifer Whelan. "Cape Town Adopts Re-Blocking Strategy for Informal Settlements" 22 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/509017/cape-town-adopts-re-blocking-strategy-for-informal-settlements/> ISSN 0719-8884

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