READ: Voortrekker Road Corridor: Planning and Real Estate Development

In the first of the #READ series, I profile my MSc dissertation research on Voortrekker Road Corridor. Opportunities to intensify urban growth along the road-rail transport corridor of Voortrekker Road have been identified since at least 1960. However, property investment trends have conversely tended to sprawl. To what extent will the new focus on densification change the city for the better?

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Consensus reached on New Urban Agenda

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.

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