oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Conurbation - order or chaos : some problems of metropolitan growth
|Article Title||Conurbation - order or chaos : some problems of metropolitan growth|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 City Engineer, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Oct 1969|
|Pages||253 - 260|
|Keyword(s)||Industrial development, Planning, Population movement and Urbanisation|
Urbanisation and the dynamics of metropolitan growth are examined in the context of accelerating technological advance and, more specifically, the modern trend towards interurban rather than urban-rural population movements as well as the internal dispersion of population concentrations. New urban patterns are being created as neighbouring cities and towns are welded together by both economic ties and interstitial urban development to form single functional entities. The influence of industrial development and the changing role of the city centre within this process are discussed.
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