Housing in South Africa

Mills, Glen (1993) Housing in South Africa. Urban Forum, 4 (2). pp. 55-66. ISSN 1015-3802

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This paper has covered much ground; first arguing for the calculated, systematic linking of delivery procedures to built forms, and then presenting an outline model for achieving this objective. Specific tasks necessary for the completion of this model were identified.
It was also shown that the link between housing delivery/design options and the formulation of large scale layouts cannot be considered in isolation from the urban grids in which they are situated. The challenge this presents for both the formulation of housing policy and urban development is complex, and in this regard the space syntax technique was briefly shown as one way of rigorously relating layout to functional patterns.
This challenge highlights a simple fact: the potential for housing policy to impact on the attempts to reconstruct the South African city on social, economic and physical levels cannot be overestimated. What is required is not so much a commitment to this principle by means of a policy statement, but techniques for its realisation through policy. The model presented in this paper, however incomplete it may be, is an attempt to make some contribution to that end.

Keywords:Human geography, Landscape, Regional planning, Urban planning, Population economics, Political science, Sociology
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K421 Urban Planning
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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Deposited On:12 Aug 2015 13:09

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