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dc.contributor.advisorSchoeman, C.B.
dc.contributor.authorMarais, Zara Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-31T12:10:32Z
dc.date.available2011-08-31T12:10:32Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/4634
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Art. et Scien. (Town and Regional Planning))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2011.
dc.description.abstractArterial routes are key structuring components of the urban structure. These routes perform vital functions, including the connectivity of nodes or nodal areas, providing access to urban opportunities, linking metropolitan / municipal areas and providing access to the public transportation system. In order to protect the functionality of these routes, which primarily relates to a mobility function, development along these routes should be controlled. The formulation of policies for development along arterial routes is vital to ensure sustainable, integrated development along these routes without negatively impacting on the urban structure as a whole. A number of challenges are experienced during the formulation–process of these policies, especially since development along these routes is multi–faceted in nature. A case study of Ontdekkers Road, which is a major arterial route located within the City of Johannesburg, is used as the main point of departure. A comparison of the three sections of the route extending from Krugersdorp to Johannesburg (i.e. Voortrekker, Ontdekkers and Main Road) and the applicable development policies provides insight into the key challenges experienced during the policy–formulation process and the implementation of these policies. The study provides key recommendations in response to the challenges experienced along major arterial routes. The recommendations predominantly relate to the multi–faceted nature of development along these routes; the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach to policy–formulation; the importance of comprehensive public participation that involves the relevant stakeholders, professionals and authorities; and the continuous interaction between neighbouring municipalities to identify cross–border issues and co–ordinate planning initiatives. The dynamic nature of development along arterial routes necessitates dynamic policies that consider changing social, economic and physical conditions. To this end, the study recommends the review of development policies on an annual basis and the implementation of contingency–based planning.en_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectArterial routesen_US
dc.subjectMobility spineen_US
dc.subjectNodesen_US
dc.subjectDevelopment policiesen_US
dc.subjectUrban structureen_US
dc.subjectHooftoevoerroetesen_US
dc.subjectNodusseen_US
dc.subjectOntwikkelingsbeleideen_US
dc.subjectStedelike struktuuren_US
dc.titleThe challenges associated with policy formulation along arterial routes : a case study of Ontdekkers Road, Johannesburg Metropolitan Councilen
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10277684 - Schoeman, Carel Benjamin (Supervisor)


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