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Browsing Research Articles by Planning Academics by Subject "City-regions Gauteng, GCRO spatial past, statuary planning framework, embryonic city region concepts, spatial decisions and developements, spatial changes, ; regional spatial growth"
(Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO), 2013-07) Mabin, Alan
This Occasional Paper is one of two that GCRO has commissioned specifically to deepen our understanding of the past of the GCR. Both focus on aspects of the region’s spatial past, and ought to be read together. This paper by Alan Mabin explores how the idea of a city-region found expression in various statutory planning frameworks over the course of the last century, and how embryonic cityregion concepts influenced spatial decisions and developments. The companion paper by Brian Mubiwa and Harold Annegarn considers the different but related issue of the actual historical spatial evolution of the GCR. It examines key spatial changes that have shaped the region over a century and provides a
remarkable picture, based on satellite imagery, of regional spatial growth in the last two decades.