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Title: Gated developments: International experiences and the South African context
Authors: Spocter, M
Keywords: Gated developments
Urban living security
New housing developments
South African gated communities
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Sun Media
Citation: Spocter, M. 2012. Gated developments: International experiences and the South African context. Acta Academica, vol. 44(1), pp 1-27
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8259
Abstract: Gated developments, more commonly known as gated communities, have become a feature of urban living throughout the world. Gated developments in South African cities are a ubiquitous feature of the contemporary urban landscape with many new housing developments in the form of secure estates or fortified townhouse complexes. A review of international research on gated developments reveals four broad themes into which such research can be placed. South African gated development research is discussed within these themes and it is found that the themes are present in varying degrees in South Africa. This highlights global commonalities in gated development research, but also the importance of local or regional conditions in facilitating the increased proliferation of gated developments.
Description: Copyright: 2012 University of the Free State
URI: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/journals.aspx?journal=19
ISSN: 0587-2405
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