A revision of the 2004 growth potential of towns in the Western Cape study
CITATION: Van Niekerk, A., Donaldson, R., Du Plessis, M. & Spocter, M. 2010. A revision of the 2004 growth potential of towns in the Western Cape study. Stellenbosch University.
One of the objectives of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) is to undertake spatial planning that promotes and guides the sustainable future development of the Western Cape province and redresses spatial inequalities. This goal led to the development of the Provincial Spatial Development Framework (PSDF), which identifies the areas of growth in the province and the areas where, in terms of the sustainable development paradigm, growth should be emphasised in the future. It also addresses the form that this growth or development should take and further emphasises the restructuring of urban settlements to facilitate their sustainability. To provide guidance and support for implementing the PSDF, a thorough understanding and knowledge of the characteristics and performances of all the settlements in the province is needed.