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Review of the Botswana Town and Country Planning Act from a Cultural Point of View
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. (RuMM)
2007 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to contribute into the discussion on the current review of the spatial planning and relevant legislation. The focus has been on the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Act. Before conducting the review of the Act the field research started by carrying out analyses of the local values and process of urban planning. Therefore Shoshong village have been analysed to develop some understandings of Tswana culture. This was followed by analyses of Sowa town which was planned and designed based on Tswana culture. With the empirical findings in mind, the TCP Act and other spatial and relevant legislation have been analysed, showing how the planning system lack attention to the local values and have consequently contributed in the loss of Botswana’s cultural identity. The results were discussed at the National Museum where representatives of a number of government, civic, and voluntary institutions were invited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gaborone, Botswana: National Museum of Botswana , 2007. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Botswana, Planning System, Tswana Culture, Cultural Mapping and Planning
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-87173OAI: diva2:501468
QC 20120221Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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