Bridging the gap between technical and social competencies of urban and regional planning through mobile technology: The case of Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa


 
 
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Title Bridging the gap between technical and social competencies of urban and regional planning through mobile technology: The case of Cape Peninsula University of Technology
 
Creator Pinfold, Nicholas Mokhele, Masilonyane
 
Subject Urban and regional planning; Geographic information system (GIS) Community mapping; Mobile technology; Community service-learning; Fourth Industrial Revolution; Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Description Higher education institutions are entrusted with the responsibility of training future workforces that are well equipped to function in the age of the 4th industrial revolution (4IR). This role is pertinent in light of growing concerns that with the advent of 4IR, mobile technology and robotics would take over certain roles that are currently performed by humans. Using the case of Goedverwacht community service-learning project in the Western Cape province of South Africa, this paper demonstrates ways in which mobile technology is embraced and applied in urban and regional planning education at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The purpose of the service-learning collaboration between the Goedverwacht community and CPUT was to produce a spatial map depicting property boundaries so that the community could, amongst others, be ready for the imminent land tenure reform processes. With the input and guidance of community members, the map was compiled through the use of mobile and allied technology, including global positioning system-enabled smartphones, drones and mobile geographic information system.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2020-08-06
 
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Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/td.v16i1.811
 
Source The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa; Vol 16, No 1 (2020); 7 pages 2415-2005 1817-4434
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/811/1310 https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/811/1309 https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/811/1312 https://td-sa.net/index.php/td/article/view/811/1308
 
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