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In years to come, 10 September 2016 might be thought of as a significant date in the development of urban and housing policy for many countries. It marks the date UN delegates reached consensus on the draft New Urban Agenda, which in all likelihood will be adopted at the United Nations’ Habitat 3 Conference held in Quito, Ecuador in October.
South African cities can no longer afford isolated and disengaged interventions. How will the investments in the Metro South East build a greater town to township link and improve city life for millions in Cape Town?
Voortrekker Road has the potential to significantly change the spatial form of Cape Town. It has all the right ingredients: a well functioning public transport network, higher order social facilities, and lots of open space to build new housing projects.
In this second part on the impacts of Globalisation on Johannesburg we explore the other side of the success story. Will the Corridors of Freedom make up for the missed opportunities caused by the Gautrain and city centre renewal?
Beirut has an infinite ability to redevelop and undergo metamorphosis, best illustrated by changes in the city centre. The transformations guided by masterplanning exercises are both a symbol of national recovery and an object of post-war critique.
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