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30 March 2015

Shacks should go multi-storey to densify cities

IOL Property

Densification is something of a buzz word in urban planning circles – everybody knows sustainable cities have to be denser because they are more cost- and energy-efficient, and they place people and human values at the centre of urban life.

But if the rationale of a denser and richer urban life is comfortably applied to the suburbs or inner cities, the same can’t be said for some of the fastest growing and most over-crowded of our urban spaces: informal settlements.

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