Business clustering and conceptual corridor design of Voortrekker Road, Cape Town
Thesis (MA)--Stellenbosch University, 2019.
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Segregation policies of the Apartheid Era have led to various spatial development challenges which are still felt to a large degree in our modern urban environment (Warnich & Verster 2005). This is evident in that the City of Cape Town has an ineffective urban form and the poor are still largely inaccessible to the inner-city areas where most of the economic potential lie. This calls for a strategy by which this inequality can be reduced, and ideally eradicated. As such, the researcher proposes the implementation of the corridor concept as an analytical exploration tool as employed in Urban Planning and Management fields. Ultimately, the relevancy of the corridor concept as a flexible development instrument stems from the fact that the corridor directs and emphasises economic growth at certain strategic locations and as such creates further potential for new agglomerations and economic growth which would not have been the situation before these economic agglomerations were present (Brand et al. 2017). Therefore, the researcher shall look at Voortrekker Road in Cape Town through the lens of a conceptual corridor in an attempt to further generate strategies which shall hopefully assist in future economic development of the area.
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