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Title: Gated communities and urban sustainability: taking a closer look at the future
Authors: Landman, K
Keywords: Urban sustainability
Gated communities
Issue Date: Aug-2000
Citation: Landman,K. 2000. Gated communities and urban sustainability: taking a closer look at the future. Sustainable Development in the Built Environment. Second Southern African Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, August 23-25, 2000, pp8
Abstract: In many instances the urban future is shaped by specific and powerful ideas. “Gated communities” is one such an idea, which has the potential to radically transform the urban environment in the 21st century. As a strong and influential urban type, it has the potential to influence the juxta-positioning of the urban rich and poor, social and economic opportunity and the decision-making process of both national and local governments. It could have a dramatic impact on the long-term sustainability of cities. This paper will take a closer look at gated communities and its potential impact on urban sustainability in the future. Recognising that urban sustainability is one of the goals for urban planning and management, all urban development must be considered in relation to the dimensions of urban sustainability. Within this framework, the appropriateness of gated communities as a type of development for the urban future needs to be carefully considered.
Description: Paper presented at the 2nd Southern African Conference on Sustainable Development in the Built Environment, "Strategies for a Sustainable Built Environment", Pretoria, South Africa, 23-25 August 2000
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2823
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