Densification in Comparison: Alexandra and Marlboro South

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Howe, L. B. (2020). Densification in Comparison: Alexandra and Marlboro South. In Philip Harrison & Alison Todes (Eds.), Densification Policies and Processes: Johannesburg in an international perspective (pp. 179-192). Cheltemham: Edward Elgar Press.

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Chapter in Edited Book


Providing an in-depth exploration of the complexities of densification policy and processes, this book brings the important experiences of densification in Johannesburg into conversation with a range of cities in Africa, the BRICS countries and the Global North. It moves beyond the divisive debate over whether densification is good or bad, adding nuance and complexity to the calls from multilateral organisations for densification as a key urban strategy.


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