oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Aspekte ten opsigte van die vormgewing van stadsgebiede

Volume 1, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Although the three aspects that are dealt with have no direct connection with one another, each constitutes an acute prohlem on its own. An attempt is made to indicate a solution in each case and the conclusions that are reached can be collectively applied when determining the eventual shape or layout of a town or urban area. The aspect of planning in space stresses the three-dimensional planning of towns whilst bearing in mind the present social requirements and the preservation or aesthetic values. Secondly, the author indicates the disorderly development which takes place on the fringes of towns. A list is provided of uses giving a practical urban benefit to these green-belt areas, above and beyond their value as open spaces. Finally, tbe problem of adequate parking in the business areas is discussed. Differentiation is made between areas where business rlghts are already existing, and areas where such rights have been created under the town planning scheme. Calculations Iinvolving building and land costs are furnished to indicate which method of provision of parking facilities could be economical for the land-owner or businessman and/or whether such proposals fall within the financial resources of the local authority.

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