Design ideas: Built Environment

The built environment is a phrase used to describe the public spaces, healthcare facilities, schools, markets and shops that people need to have access to for a healthy and thriving society.

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Design ideas: Water

Water is an essential resource and in order to lead healthy lives, people need a reliable supply of clean drinking water. Water scarcity is one of the challenges which South Africans may face in years to come.

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Design ideas: Sanitation

Sanitation is critical for maintaining public health. Adequate sanitation provision is vital when people are living closer together, in addition to being increasingly important in human and city development.

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Design ideas: Energy

Energy is essential for human development. Most of our energy comes from finite fossil fuels and there is a significant global challenge to balance out energy demands against the environmental impacts.

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Design ideas: Waste

It is vital to properly manage waste to prevent environmental damage, health risks and development of unsightly and undesirable areas. Reducing, reusing and recycling waste are key priorities for sustainable human development.

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Design ideas: Housing

As more and more of the world’s population move to urban areas, there is an increase in demand for housing in these areas. When properly designed, housing can help solve a number of other issues.

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Design ideas: Transport

Getting in and around Makers Valley is relatively easy, but there are safety issues and air pollution is of increasing concern. Do you have any ideas to help improve road and pedestrian safety or reduce pollution in Makers Valley?

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Design ideas: Digital

The world is becoming increasingly connected. Adequate digital infrastructure facilitates educational, social and economic opportunities for people and is recognised globally as an important factor in reducing the inequality gap.

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