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n South African Journal of Cultural History - Sustainable urban conservation in the context of South Africa : case studies of Port Elizabeth and Graaff-Reinet

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Abstract

The sustainability of urban heritage conservation in the context of South Africa is problematic both because of the dynamic nature of our cities and because of our history of colonialism and Apartheid. Urban heritage conservation in South Africa is further impeded by the related problems of urban form, political will, difficulties in implementation and a problematic socio-economic context. These issues are explored and innovative case studies in urban heritage conservation in Port Elizabeth and Graaff-Reinet that address these issues, are described and evaluated. Notions regarding a possible strategy for urban conservation are discussed.


Die volhoubaarheid van die bewaring van stedelike erfenisse in die konteks van Suid-Afrika, is weens die dinamiese aard van ons stede en ons geskiedenis van kolonialisme en Apartheid, met probleme besaai. Die situasie word verder bemoeilik deur aanverwante probleme rakende stedelike vorme, politieke wilskrag, toepassing en die sosio-ekonomiese konteks. Dié sake word in nuwe gevallestudies van stedelike erfenisbewaring in Port Elizabeth en Graaff-Reinet ondersoek waarin hulle bespreek en geëvalueer word. Aan tendense oor 'n moontlike strategie vir stedelike bewaring word ook aandag gegee.

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2009-11-01
2016-12-05
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