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Gated communities in South Africa: tensions between the planning ideal and practice
(Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2012)
English: Gated communities are considered by many South Africans as a necessity – a place to stay in a safer environment in the context of high crime rates. At the same time, these developments can also challenge planning ...
Shopping malls with quasi-public spaces in Pretoria: neo-traditional consumption space or controlled village commons?
(Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2016)
English: Recent debates have highlighted trends towards the privatisation of public space and the incorporation of increased security measures to safeguard users. Literature has also emphasised the move away from the ...
A home close to opportunities in South Africa: top down vision or bottom up demand?
(Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2010)
English: South African cities have changed tremendously over the past 50 years. Alongside growing urbanisation, people have moved further apart or closer to each other, influenced by the reigning ideologies and policies ...
Residents' perceptions of the importance of outdoor spaces and neighbourliness for medium-density mixed-housing in South Africa
(Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
English: Medium-density mixed-housing is promoted in various countries as a means toward creating more sustainable settlements. It does, however, require residents to live closer to their neighbours, share outdoor spaces, ...