Beyond master planning? New approaches to spatial planning in Ekurhuleni, South Africa
Traditional master planning has been criticised, but continues in various forms. This paper critically assesses an initiative by a South Africa metropolitan municipality to develop ‘local spatial developmen tframeworks’: comprehensive integrated plans dealing with 22 sectors, for some 103 areas, to guide land us edecisions and to provide a frame work for development. The paper concludes that despite some innovative aspects, several elements of traditional master planning were evident. New approaches to spatial planning were being shaped by older thinking, but also by the impact of a traditional land use management system.The findings point to the need for greater attention to debating alternative forms of spatial planning and their appro-priateness in various contexts. .
Spatial planning, Ekurhuleni South Africa, Master Planning, Spatial frameworks, Integrated planning.
Todes A; Karam A, Klug N, Malaza N. 2010. Beyond master planning? New approaches to spatial planning in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. Habitat International 34 (2010) 414e420