SA Affordable Housing July / August 2018 // Issue: 71 - Page 32

REGULARS - HOUSING MATTERS Projects Providing sustainable housing using geospatial tech Building sustainable human settlements requires more than bricks and mortar; we need to understand the meaning of ‘human’ in human settlements and focus on building sustainable settlements and resilient communities. By Senzo Nkonyane S outh Africa’s strategic plan, the National Development Plan (NDP), provides a clear vision of where we should be in 2030. Chapter 8 of this plan deals with the transformation of human settlements and the national space economy. Sadly though there are still municipalities in 2018 approving settlement plans which sometimes include outdated spatial planning infrastructures such as clustered dwellings and communal toilets, therefore they overlook the ‘human’ aspect of a human settlement. The NDP 2030 makes a call for the delivery of flexible human settlements that are spatially, socially and economically integrated and geospatial technologies are playing a key role in making this vision a reality. An integrated geospatial visualisation platform can facilitate the necessary co-ordination and oversight required to help transform human settlements in South Africa. One of these spatial visualisation platforms is being used to assess the Duncan Village redevelopment project in the Eastern Cape (Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality). The project is one of several priority projects targeted for intervention by the BCMM’s Human Settlements Unit to ensure that people get access to decent housing. The platform is used to measure and assess whether the project demonstrates spatial, social and economic integration as envisaged by NDP 2030. The audience at a recent seminar hosted by a spatial visualisation platform company and presented by NT Geomatics, were taken on a virtual reality tour of Duncan Village redevelopment project, using of a range of geospatial Senzo Nkonyanehas has a BA degree in Geography from University of Johannesburg and has a post graduate qualification in GIS and remote sensing. 30 JULY - AUGUST 2018 AFFORDABLE SA HOUSING and 3D modelling software, which brought the full scope of the proposed housing project to life. Using the visualisation power of the platform and its ab Ѽɥѽѡȁձѥɕ́ɵѥ)݅́ͥѼɅєѼѡՑѡɕѥ͡)ݕمɥ́́ѡͥɽиQ́Ց)͕ͥѡͥ䁅مՅѥ́ЁݥѠ9@(䁽ѥٕ́Ѽѥ䁅́ѡЁѼ)ѼѡɽЁ)=ѡչYɽаѡѕɅѕѥ)٥Յљɴ́Ёͥȁٕ她ѽݸ)ձх́ɽ9Pѥ́Ѽ͍хݡѡ)ѡյ͕ѱЁ́ЁݥѠѡɕم)ͱѥٔɅݽɬٕɹɽ́ѡ́ɔ)ݡѡȁ́եЁѼѡɽЁ́ȁѕ)̰Ս́ՉɅЁѕ̸!ɹͥѡ)ݕȁѥѕ́ѡ́ȁͼ)ЁͥѼѥ䁝́́ݥѠɕ)ٕɹЁͥɅѕ̸)Qѥљɴ́ȁɽЁ́ѼɅ)䁑х͕ٕ́Ȱ͔ݹ͡)ЁѡѽՍѽQ́ͥ́ɽɥє)ͥє͕ѥȁхյ͕ѱ̰Ѽ)ٽѡ䁅ѱ䁱ɽɥѥɽɕ́)ѥ她եхѡЁ́ɔɕ䁅مQ)ѥљɴɅѕ́ѡЁЁɕѡ)ٕɹɥ́́Ёݥѱ䁥ѥ́х́)ͥѥݡɔѕȁյ͕ѱ)́ͽ䁽ѼɕѼѡ)ѵЁЁѕɥ̸QѕɅѥمɥ)ѕ́ѡЁՑ Ʌ̰YՅѥ1U͔)ѡ́ͥ)%ѕɅѕѥ٥Յͅѥљɵ́ٔՍ)ɽѼ䁥ɽ٥хյ͕ѱ)ȁչ丁ͥɽѡ́ɑѕ)́Ѽձѥɕ́ɵѥ(٥Յͅѥѡ͔ѥͽѥ́ȁյ)͕ѱЁɽЁMѠɥ)хٕ́ͥ́Ѽѥɕѥɔ)ѡ䁉ͥٔɕѥ̸)ȁɔЁѡ9ѥٕЁA9@(Ѽܹع鄸