Why can’t they build somewhere else?

Gaining some perspective, from Khayelitsha Wetland Park.
Intaka Island at Century City — an ecological approach to managing flood risks
Detention ponds enabling warehousing and industrial development at Brackenfell

1. No development

2. Develop on another infill site

3. Regenerate and densify areas where there are existing buildings

4. Develop north

  • These areas also being environmentally sensitive (flora and fauna)
  • Inefficiencies from a City resources perspective (it’s costly to service a sprawling city — that waste collection truck must drive more Km, the MyCiTi bus must reach further, there must be more clinics instead of bigger or better staffed clinics etc)
  • Inefficiencies for residents and businesses who have to travel long distances to reach places of work, leisure, services etc and increased carbon emissions, etc that go with that.

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