Deconstructing density: strategic dilemmas confronting the post-apartheid city

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dc.description.abstract Public authorities in many countries around the world are seeking to raise urban densities. Residential densification is particularly important in South Africa because of the colonial and apartheid legacy of sprawling, fragmented, racially divided cities. This paper examines the case for densifying central Cape Town and provides a framework to help deconstruct the concept and explore some of the policy challenges faced. It focuses on the bold aim to treble the area's population within 10 years, and identifies issues where further consideration and public debate are required for how this can be achieved in a way that is desirable, affordable and fair. A key message is the need to understand both the composition of demand for central city living and the challenges involved in supplying suitable housing and amenities at higher densities. The level of social inequality in the city poses greater complications than elsewhere. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.subject SOCIAL INCLUSION en
dc.title Deconstructing density: strategic dilemmas confronting the post-apartheid city en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 28 en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.SourceTitle Cities en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6670 en
dc.PageNumber 470-477 en
dc.outputnumber 5321 en
dc.bibliographictitle Turok, I. (2011) Deconstructing density: strategic dilemmas confronting the post-apartheid city. Cities. 28:470-477. en
dc.publicationyear 2011 en
dc.contributor.author1 Turok, I. en

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