Title

Corridors of Freedom: Analyzing Johannesburg’s Ambitious Inclusionary Transit-Oriented Development

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2019

Subject Area

place - africa, land use - transit oriented development

Keywords

inclusion, inclusionary TOD, Corridors of Freedom, transit-oriented development

Abstract

In 2013, the Mayor of Johannesburg announced the ambitious Corridors of Freedom (CoF) initiative to transform the city’s socio-spatial structure. The CoF were constructed to be an inclusionary form of transit-oriented development (TOD). Using a 1,200 respondent survey, over 75 interviews, documentary analysis, and attendance at public participation interventions, the paper questions the possibilities for, and constraints on, the practice of inclusionary TOD. Using six criteria—spatial transformation, mobility, affordable accommodation, jobs and livelihoods, social integration, and participation—we demonstrate the mixed outcomes of inclusionary TOD.

Rights

Permission to publish the abstract has been given by SAGE, copyright remains with them.

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