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Title:Spatio-temporal aspects of gated residential security estates in non-metropolitan Western Cape
Author:Spocter, ManfredISNI
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1874-6330)
Geographic term:South Africa
small towns
human security
External link:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12132-011-9114-0
Abstract:Gated developments have long been a subject of research the world over. Most international and South African studies have focused on gated developments within the metropolitan sphere, with very few studies done on non-metropolitan gated developments. This research attempts to address this research gap by focusing on the spatio-temporal aspects of non-metropolitan gated residential security estates in the Western Cape Province. It was found that most non-metropolitan gated residential security estates were located in settlements along the coast and/or in close proximity to the metropolitan area of Cape Town. Furthermore, the first half of the first decade of the twenty-first century witnessed the planning authorization approval of more than two thirds of all non-metropolitan gated residential security estates. While the locational and temporal aspects of non-metropolitan gated residential security estates in the Western Cape Province are discussed in this paper, there remain a number of avenues for further research into the phenomenon of non-metropolitan gated developments. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]