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Strategic Development Planning

Modern-Day Strategic Development Planning Challenges in South Africa More than 3,3 billion people live in towns and cities around the world and it is expected that more than 5 billion citizens will live in urban areas a decade from now. Therefore, in future, most...

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Urban Development

Smart Cities Are the Future of Urban Planning and Development Urban development entails all the elements of design that lead to the creation of the city’s environment and structure. As such, urban development design affects the following: • Buildings • Streets •...

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Land Use Management

The Value of a Land Use Management Plan for Future Sustainability The land use management plan is the master plan that is used to guide the future use of land in a specific area and the actions of the community on that piece of land. In general, the land use...

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Due Diligence Property Development

Why Perform Due Diligence Before You Commence with Property Development? With any property development, the purchase of land with the intention of developing it or for improvement on a development property, you need to perform due diligence checks. This is important...

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Town Development Planning

Challenges for Town Development Planners in South Africa Town development planning entails control over the current development and new developments, in addition to the strategic plan for the management of resources to meet the community’s future needs. It is a...

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Integrated Development Plan

What Is the Integrated Development Plan? An Integrated Development Plan, also known as an IDP, is a five-year plan used to identify the development needs of a particular municipality. It is drafted by the local government. All projects in the Integrated Development...

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Town Planning

What is the Role of Town Planning in the Development of Sustainable Urban Areas? The recent drought experienced across large parts of South Africa has once again highlighted the importance of responsible resource management. Town planning plays an integral role in...

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Strategic and Integrated Spatial Planning

The Smart Approach in Urban Design Forming Part of Strategic and Integrated Spatial Planning The world is changing fast. Issues such as climate change, rapid urbanisation across the globe, water scarcity, shortage of housing, immigrants, and shifting populations are...

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Urban Planning

Key Factors to Consider in Modern Urban Planning If you have ever driven in Cape Town along its many highways, you would have realised that extensive planning must have gone into the design of the city’s road infrastructure. Getting from one point to another in any...

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Strategic Development Planning

The Importance of Strategic Urban Development Planning Focused on Sustainability Strategic development planning, as related to urban planning, entails the clarification of the most appropriate urban model in order to reach developmental goals. It is not just a...

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