Amy Pieterse

Amy Pieterse
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa | CSIR · Smart Places

M Town and Regional Planning

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Introduction
Amy Pieterse is a Researcher, working in the Spatial Planning and Systems competency area at the CSIR, Built Environment. Her research interests include climate change adaptation, mainstreaming, intergovernmental planning, planning policy, and spatial transformation. Amy is currently working as part of the core team on the Green Book: Settlement Design Guidelines for Climate Change Adaptation in South Africa. This 3-year project is jointly funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the CSIR. She obtained a 4-year Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning, with distinction, from the University of Pretoria in 2013 and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree.
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January 2014 - October 2018
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Position
  • Urban Planner

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Publications (10)
Article
The Green Book is not a book, but a novel, practical online planning tool to support the adaptation of South African settlements to the impacts of climatic changes and severe events. It provides evidence of current and future (2050) climate risks and vulnerability for every local municipality in South Africa (including settlements) in the form of c...
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This article reflects on the role of urban planning in climate change adaptation and the role of planning instruments in facilitating the mainstreaming of climate change adaptation. An analytical framework is introduced to analyse primary spatial and integrated planning instruments in the City of Cape Town and Thulamela Local Municipality in South...
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There has been a move recently beyond looking at climate change as an environmental concern only to focus on climate change as a developmental concern. In South Africa, climate change adaptation has been increasingly prioritised in major national policies and plans. Local government in particular is faced with the effects of climate change as vulne...
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Since 1994 the South African urban landscape has been changing as a result of fundamental social, economic and political transformations. Metropolitan cities, especially, face unique challenges because of the dynamism of urban populations. South African metros are characterised by significant inequalities across population groups and across space a...
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With the advent of a democratic order in South Africa in 1994 a number of policy frameworks have seen the light. All of these have indicated the need to spatially transform cities and settlements – to break from the pre-1994 apartheid city. Over time these frameworks change, new ones are developed which often state the same objectives. A major focu...
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The need for reliable migration data as well as the importance of understanding population movement is highlighted in the National Development Plan. This plan also states that population movement has a significant impact on planning, budgeting and the provision of services. In order to make informed decisions on these planning aspects, it is crucia...
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It is well known that the city regions attract migrants from across the country because of their roles as economic engines and job baskets in South Africa. To address urbanisation implications it is imperative to better understand some of the assumptions about the nature and dynamics of population growth and internal migration across the South Afri...

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The Green Book is an online tool to support long-term municipal planning with the development of climate-resilient settlements. The Green Book looks forward to the year 2050 by projecting settlement growth combined with quantitative, scientific evidence of the likely impacts that climate change will have on South African towns and cities. Every settlement risk profile is linked to customisable adaptation actions, to be considered for integration into local plans and strategies that are to be implemented. The ultimate goal of the Green Book is to contribute to resilient, sustainable and liveable settlements through climate change adaptation. https://greenbook.co.za/