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Dichotomies of urban change in Durban

Nomico, Maria & Sanders, Paul S. (2003) Dichotomies of urban change in Durban. Urban Design International, 8(4), pp. 207-222.

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Abstract

Urban developments the world over face a myriad of challenges. In South Africa, urban design is exacerbated by the recent implementation of democracy, which demands the dismantling of the brutal markings imprinted by apartheid planning on the South African built environment. This article investigates and compares recent developments in this changing urban fabric. The study finds its genesis in this context of transformation, which provides urban design with a unique challenge to interpret and respond to pressing urban issues peculiar to South Africa.

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ID Code: 2238
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: African City, fragmented city, transformation, urban (re)development, urban migration/exodus, decentralisation, fortified enclaves, legible public realm, economic apartheid, fragmentation re, created
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.udi.9000102
ISSN: 1468-4519
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Statement: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Urban Design International. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Urban Design International 8(4):pp. 207-222 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.udi.9000102
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:03

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