Densification Trends and Typologies in the City of Johannesburg

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This report presents key findings and data on the patterns and typologies of residential densification in the City of Johannesburg. Data presented in this report is drawn from Quantec Research which presents 1996, 2001 and 2011 South African Census data on population and households in Johannesburg (Quantec Research (Pty) Ltd, 2014). From this data, we can begin to identify patterns of change in the city’s main areas, tracking areas of growth and decline, densification and de-densification.
The report begins by tracking the overall changes in population and residential patterns in the city. We then identify a number of illustrative areas for deeper analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResilient Densification
Subtitle of host publicationFour Studies from Johannesburg
EditorsAlison Todes, Philip Harrison, Dylan Weakley
PublisherUniversity of the Witwatersrand
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Global Development Institute


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