Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town

 

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dc.contributor.author Daniels, Donald George en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-03T14:00:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-03T14:00:14Z
dc.date.issued 1973 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Daniels, D. 1973. Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22085
dc.description.abstract For the present, at least, the Central Business District of a City has the potential to provide opportunity, amenity and diversity for those people who care to seek it out. This would perhaps not be worthwhile or so interesting were it to lack the day to day and long-ranging problems that confront the individual, the household, the firm, the interest group, the pressure group and the planner in this unique environment. If the challenge is to be accepted then the environment should be questioned in order to find out if it will continue to exist and what structure and form it should have. Since the city centre is traditionally the pedestrian domain it is as well to study the space in which the pedestrian has to perform, before he is driven out of it, which hopefully might not be for some time to come. Little can be said in this thesis that has not been said before and the aim is here not concerned with networks, matrices or models nor can there be any detailed determinism of standards, actual physical elements or methods of affectuation. The attempt is an investigation of some aspects of the pattern of the open spaces and of the people who use them, and an attempt to gauge the extent of the regard for people in the open space network of the C.B.D. Because of the Republic's racial policy all places downtown are not for all the people all the time and in order to be significant this investigation would have to study the different social patterns for each race group, however the subject is treated as though the population were homogeneous. The street in the C.B.D., more than any other place anywhere else is for everyone. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Cities and towns - planning - South Africa - Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.subject.other Open spaces - South Africa - Cape Town en_ZA
dc.subject.other Central business districts - South Africa - Cape Town en_ZA
dc.title Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
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 and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MURP en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Daniels, D. G. (1973). <i>Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22085 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Daniels, Donald George. <i>"Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 1973. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22085 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Daniels DG. Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 1973 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22085 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Daniels, Donald George AB - For the present, at least, the Central Business District of a City has the potential to provide opportunity, amenity and diversity for those people who care to seek it out. This would perhaps not be worthwhile or so interesting were it to lack the day to day and long-ranging problems that confront the individual, the household, the firm, the interest group, the pressure group and the planner in this unique environment. If the challenge is to be accepted then the environment should be questioned in order to find out if it will continue to exist and what structure and form it should have. Since the city centre is traditionally the pedestrian domain it is as well to study the space in which the pedestrian has to perform, before he is driven out of it, which hopefully might not be for some time to come. Little can be said in this thesis that has not been said before and the aim is here not concerned with networks, matrices or models nor can there be any detailed determinism of standards, actual physical elements or methods of affectuation. The attempt is an investigation of some aspects of the pattern of the open spaces and of the people who use them, and an attempt to gauge the extent of the regard for people in the open space network of the C.B.D. Because of the Republic's racial policy all places downtown are not for all the people all the time and in order to be significant this investigation would have to study the different social patterns for each race group, however the subject is treated as though the population were homogeneous. The street in the C.B.D., more than any other place anywhere else is for everyone. DA - 1973 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1973 T1 - Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town TI - Public open space in the central business district of Cape Town UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22085 ER - en_ZA


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