Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Orton, Jacques firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-02022010-163309 Document Title Urban agriculture - a community development project Degree MArch(Prof) Department Architecture Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Dr A Osman Supervisor Keywords
- local construction techniques
- low cost construction
- market and agricultural centre
- community upliftment
- raw and unrefined architecture
- agriculture as design generator
- urban agricultural design
Date 2009-11-25 Availability unrestricted Abstract
NDLTD Innovative Learning through ETDs Award 2010.
This dissertation attempts to provide a platform where the local residents can be educated, empowered and given the oppertunity to earn an income. This platform develops the community from the bottom up and could be implemented in townships across the country. The program takes form as an urban agricultural centre. The centre is located near Eerste Fabrieke Station in Mamelodi and is used as generator for other business, commercial and recreational activities. The urban agricultural centre also serves as a connection between Nellmapius and Mamelodi.
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