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Title: Assessing the physical characteristics of medium density mixed housing in South Africa
Authors: Landman, K
Matsebe, G
Mmonwa, M
Keywords: Medium density
Housing
Town planning
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: University of the Free State
Citation: Landman, K, Matsebe, G and Mmonwa, M. 2009. Assessing the physical characteristics of medium density mixed housing in South Africa. Town and Regional Planning, Vol. 2009(54), pp 15 - 26
Abstract: The new housing plan in South Africa promotes the development of medium density and mixed housing developments. The nature and organisation of the physical characteristics of this type of housing has been identified as one of the key factors that could influence the success of these developments. However, while there is a growing need for empirical research in the built environment discipline, there are very few tools or methods for measuring the built environment, especially in terms of the physical design characteristics. In order to address this, a housing measurement tool was developed for assessing the physical characteristics of selected medium density mixed housing developments and determine medium density mixed housing's relevance for the implementation of the housing plan. It was found that the tool provides a useful mechanism to built environment professionals to assess the physical characteristics of these housing types.
Description: Copyright: 2009 University of the Free State
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4176
ISSN: 1012-280X
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