Spatial Trends of Adaptive Reuse Projects: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Cities

Moyo, Thembani and Gumbo, Trynos and Oniya, Ouwayeni and Mbatha, Siphiwe and Musakwa, Walter (2021) Spatial Trends of Adaptive Reuse Projects: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Cities. CITIES 20.50 – Creating Habitats for the 3rd Millennium: Smart – Sustainable – Climate Neutral. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2021, 26th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 727-736. ISSN 2521-3938

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Contemporarily; there has been increasing complexity and interplay among issues associated with developing spatial forms and structures of urban areas to foster inclusivity and sustainability. Likewise, the emergence of the smart cities discourses has led to planning that is informed and supported by information and communications technology (ICT). Globally adaptive reuse project have been driven by a need to address the sprawl of vacant buildings in the city. These buildings have been neglected over time due to economic structural changes, technological changes and migration of people. This paper explores the spatial trends of adaptive reuse projects in the City of Johannesburg. The study employs a case study approach to assess the adoption and implementtion of adaptive reuse projects in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2002 to 2020. Using geolocation data from municipal records, the spatial location of adaptive reuse projects were visualised and assessed using an ArcGIS prediction analysis. A questionnaire was used to assess the sustainability parameters associated with these adaptive reuse projects. The results reveal accessibility, functional adaptability, and market demand as the key factors influencing the conversion of properties in the past 20 years. The spatial trends revealed locations with a high concentration (hot spots) of adaptive reuse projects being suburbs in the northern portions of Johannesburg, such as Bryanston and Randburg that have had a considerable influx of corporations expanding their operations. Moreover technologies to assess the locations of adaptive reuse projects have the potential to inform the policy and legislative instruments and frameworks on spatial planning to guide better developmental practises in the city.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptive reuse projects; sustainable; Johannesburg; information and communications technology; geolocation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2021 19:23
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 17:42

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