The Future of Housing in Cape Town by @ctpartnership

The idea of precinct-based development goes even further when you plan to make better use of existing community infrastructure. By placing several different – yet connected – sites of social development in existing areas (called ‘infill development’), you can support community resources: schools, clinics, libraries, parks, and other government-funded spaces with more people. Not only does this make better use of existing state-run facilities, it also helps alleviate the pressure on government to build new facilities at new sites on the urban periphery. In Woodstock, an increase in resident numbers through new social-housing developments would have a great effect on the precinct’s local economic development. More residents means more people shopping at local retailers, which means more money generated and staying in the community – benefiting new and old residents alike. Mo...

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