by Marianne Vanderschuren, Robert Cameron, Alexandra Newlands and Herrie Schalekamp from the University of Cape Town
In this open access article (available here), the authors apply work on transit deserts in cities in the global north to Cape Town, in South Africa, with the aim to assess the methodological transferability to the global south, and generating case study results.
The World Bank calculated South Africa’s 2018 Gini Coefficient to be 0.63, which made it the world’s most unequal country. Such inequality is perpetuated by land-use patterns still influenced by the apartheid past. The resulting urban form necessitates long travel distances,