n Without Prejudice - Cape Town's building by-law : a step in the right direction : municipal law

Volume 12, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



From Istanbul to New York, Perth to Johannesburg, a keen traveller will confirm that no two cities are the same. A city resembles a fingerprint in the sense that it has its own unique pattern. The urban identity mark comprises streets, highways, buildings (residential, historic, parliamentary, and municipal to name but a few), parks and even waterways. Urban decay, however, is a characteristic shared by all cities in varying degrees. This can in part be attributed to the global population growth and the phenomenon termed "urbanization."

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