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URBAN SPACE DIVERSITY IN SOUTH AFRICA: MEDIUM DENSITY MIXED DEVELOPMENTS

Abstract
By : Karina Landman

 
As is the case internationally, there is also an increased focus on urban space diversity in South Africa. Is it appropriate to pursue place diversity in South Africa? If so, what are the design factors that support place diversity and can these be accommodated by the development of medium density mixed housing in the country? Furthermore, could these emerging trends be considered as part of a larger global trend moving towards greater place diversity in cities, or does it only offer local fragments and practices of fashionable international ideas? This paper explores the multiple meanings of place diversity in the country as evident in the development of medium density mixed housing developments and highlights a number of paradoxes that emerge as a result of the context-specific realities.
Keywords : Space diversity, medium density mixed housing, South Africa.

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