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inclusive inner-city housing+

The dominance of a market driven city has the capability to marginalise lower income groups from affordable housing in well-located inner-city areas. This dissertation interrogates the question of HOW can Cape Town inner- city housing be made inclusive. The scope investigates the opportunities of an inclusive assemblage practice, collection of people(actants) involved in tackling the issue of housing. The stakeholders range from the resident, government officials and private party participation.

The project should ensure a catalytic economic growth equipping marginalised groups with the appriotrate opportunities for the everyday life and allow facilitate growth within the city. There are intangible complexities when addressing issues of affordance and creating the conditions for the assemblage of actants to live lives with reason to value. Current governmental housing schemes offer a monolithic approach to addressing socio-economic issues with outdated and regressive planning.

The focus is heavily rooted in theoretical writings, social justice, contextual precedent studies, incorporating progressive private and public venture options while tapping into multiple scales of economy. It therefore instinctive through infrastructural mediations to encourage active social and economic participation for the growth of an urban inclusive city.

The spatial locality of communities plays a role in their lived experiences. Through the exploration of various prototyping and theories these inform the approach into architectural planning. The paper promotes the adaptability of agencies being spatial planning, engagement of stakeholders, community, environmental research. Using Actor Network Theory to underpin the inclusive methodology.

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