Changing urban management doctrines in Cape Town, South Africa
Keywords:doctrine, spatial growth, urban management, Cape Town
This review article reflects on the history and growth of Cape Town from its founding to its present. In doing so, it identifies a sequence of six distinct attitudes towards urban growth and management. Such attitudes often remained unarticulated, for they appeared self-evident, even natural, to the society of their times. These attitudes coincide with the concept of Planning Doctrine, as proposed by Faludi, and lie silently behind actual policymaking and development of the day. Yet the Doctrine changes over time in response to political values, economic restructuring and settlement scale. Six doctrines dominated for a period of roughly 40 years, each termed by the author as corporate management; self-help; public works; town planning; up-scaling, and transformation.
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