DHS RED BOOK
The Neighbourhood Planning and Design Guide
The Neighbourhood Planning and Design Guide is a comprehensively updated and revised version of its predecessor, the Guidelines for Human Settlement Planning and Design, commonly known as the Red Book. The development of the new Red Book was initiated, coordinated and funded by the national Department of Human Settlements. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) was responsible for the management of the development process and the preparation of the final document.
The purpose of this Guide is to provide practical information related to the planning and design of the range of services and infrastructure typically provided as part of a neighbourhood development project. The application of the guidelines should ultimately result in the delivery of infrastructure and services that are effective and efficient and that contribute to the creation of sustainable human settlements.
The Red Book is structured as follows. Click on the relevant heading to download that section.
|Download RED BOOK_Part 1 (PDF)|
|PART I - SETTING THE SCENE|
|PART II: PLANNING AND DESIGN GUIDELINES|