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04 PERFORMANCE QUALITIES

4.0 Introduction

Central to the design and development of Linbro Park is what design issues and concerns should drive the UDF.

Clearly, the vision of the City Council and the spatial directions of The City of Joburg should be complementary and synergistic. Equally, the local spatial issues also need to be taken into account.

Direction has been derived from three main sources:

Expanding and building upon the current vision of the City of Joburg, in order to illustrate its spatial implication. The vision for urban development areas, and how the city hopes to improve the living environment of its citizens.

Identifying desirable performance qualities which South African urban areas such as Linbro Park in the 21st century should be seeking to achieve.

One-on-one discussions and meetings with council officials, stakeholders and the design team, in order to uncover insights and concerns.

The main performance qualities that have informed the design of the Linbro Park UDF are discussed below:

New Urbanism’s comparison of suburban sprawl and Traditional Neighbourhood Development by Duany/Plater-Zyberk, 1995

BWLC

Development Consortium

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LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan

June 2010

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