|Chapter title||Introduction: Culture and Rural-Urban Revitalization in South Africa|
|Editors||Sirayi, M., Kanyane, M. and Verdini, G.|
This introductory chapter outlines the current policy challenges for sustainable rural and urban revitalisation in South Africa, arguing that national policies and plans have failed to acknowledge the cultural dimension of cities and regions, and the challenges of dealing with their diversities. On the other hand, the emergence of rurality and the potential benefits of rural-urban linkages in the national policy discourse opens up a promising path towards a better understanding of local specificities, cultural regional differencies, and how to achieve spatial equity and sustainable development.
|Keywords||culture; sustainable rural development; urban revitalisation; spatial equity; post-colonial;|
|Book title||Culture and Rural–Urban Revitalisation in South Africa Indigenous Knowledge, Policies, and Planning|
|Published||15 Jun 2021|
|Place of publication||London|
|Series||Planning, Heritage and Sustainability|