The Point Re-visited: A Redevelopment Plan for the Point Road Precinct in Durban

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Dewar, David en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kirby, Chris en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T04:14:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T04:14:09Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kirby, C. 2014. The Point Re-visited: A Redevelopment Plan for the Point Road Precinct in Durban. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12954
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation sought to formulate a comprehensive argument that challenges the current ‘status quo’ of waterfront development projects in South African port cities, by proposing a bold new redevelopment plan for the Point waterfront in Durban. The last two decades have experienced a growing number of South Africa’s port cities undertaking major redevelopment projects, in an attempt to capitalise on the development potential that these site offer. However, these projects target-market seem to be focused on attracting an elite minority. The theoretical framework for establishing the argument was informed by the generic problems with the structure of South Africa cities, as well as the global challenges that threaten all growing cities. Once these challenges had been explored, and the required approach for urban growth management had been identified, a systematic analysis of the site, from a variety of scale was done. The key findings from the analysis, in association with the theoretical stand point, provided a point of departure in which to create the redevelopment plan. The redevelopment plan proposed in dissertation has provided a bold alternative for the site. It advocates for a more inclusive urban environment that represents the greater need for the city, in response to the current urban challenges. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.title The Point Re-visited: A Redevelopment Plan for the Point Road Precinct in Durban en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MArch en_ZA
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