What will housing megaprojects do to our cities?

SOURCE: Econ3x3
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Turok
KEYWORDS: CITIES, HOUSING DELIVERY
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9038
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/9329
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9329

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Abstract

The building of large numbers of housing units in isolated greenfield locations has had detrimental side effects on our cities over the last two decades. Yet a series of new megaprojects, designed to accelerate the delivery of housing, is now on the cards. Because they are to be built on cheap peripheral land, these schemes threaten to reinforce urban fragmentation, inefficiency and exclusion.