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Show simple item record Landman, K 2008-11-25T10:50:44Z 2008-11-25T10:50:44Z 2006-11
dc.identifier.citation Landman, K. 2006. Privatising public space in post-apartheid South African cities through neighbourhood enclosures. GeoJournal, Vol 66(1-2), pp 133-146 en
dc.identifier.issn 0343-2521
dc.description Copyright: 2006 Springer Netherlands en
dc.description.abstract In the past five years the numbers of enclosed neighbourhoods have significantly increased in South Africa. These are existing neighbourhoods that are closed off through gates and booms across the roads. Many of these neighbourhoods are fenced or walled off as well, with a limited number of controlled entrances/exits, manned by security guards in some cases. The roads within these neighbourhoods were previously, or still are public property and in most cases the local council is still responsible for public services to the community within the enclosed neighbourhoods. In this way public urban space is privatised, whether formally or informally. I will explore the distribution of enclosed neighbourhoods in South Africa on a national scale and within two metropolitan municipalities, viz., the Cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane. Then I proceed to highlight the nature and impact of these neighbourhoods on the privatisation of public space and draw on a wide basis of empirical data obtained through a national survey and in-depth case studies. Finally I will conclude with examples of lessons learnt from South Africa and how these may relate to international experience and future research on gated communities. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en
dc.subject Enclosed neighbourhoods en
dc.subject Gated communities en
dc.subject Post-apartheid en
dc.subject South African cities en
dc.subject Privatising en
dc.subject Public space en
dc.subject Spatial fragmentation en
dc.title Privatising public space in post-apartheid South African cities through neighbourhood enclosures en
dc.type Article en

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