Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Center

Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

Thousands of people live in insufficient housing throughout the informal settlements of Cape Town, South Africa. The growth of these areas has outpaced attempts to address the housing problem. The focus of our project was to propose a new redevelopment strategy for the in-situ upgrading of buildings in these settlements. With the help of community members, field experts, our sponsor Ecobeam, and through our own research, a sustainable and eco-friendly redevelopment plan was designed to present alternatives to the current building methods.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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