CULTURE AND SPATIAL PLANNING: TOWARDS CULTURAL PLANNING AND DECOLONISATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

2019
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IERI Working paper WP2019-007
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Mzo Sirayi
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The main contention articulated in this paper is that cultural planning is relevant to the needs of the people in South Africa as it presents a viable framework for addressing the social, economic and physical problems particularly of small towns in South Africa. The fulcrum of the argument is that a cultural planning approach should be integrated into the national Integrated Development Plan (IDP) guidelines and spatial planning practices in order to ensure that it informs the municipal Integrated Development Plans. The paper proposes that cultural planning, as an innovative planning approach, is a timely idea in South Africa, as it will land potency to the bid to decolonize traditional approaches to urban and rural planning.

Key Words: cultural planning, indigenous planning, decolonisation, integrated development plan, spatial planning, cultural policy, urban and areas regeneration

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