To create better South African cities it’s time to think beyond the cut-and-paste monotony that is privatised shopping mall developments argues Geoff Bickford.
Improvements to the transport system are indeed a critical component of improving the lives of so many South Africans. However, understanding which improvements impact on who is critical.
Transit oriented development (TOD) has gained popular support in South African transport and urban planning policy circles. It has become a somewhat trendy term without any real interrogation of what exactly it means for South African cities. What is often neglected in the TOD discussions in South Africa is the magnitude of changes in mind-sets … Continued