The great­est po­ten­tial agent of change… would be the emer­gence of ci­ty­wide res­i­dents’ or com­muter groups as a ma­jor con­stituency

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op­po­si­tion to the MyCiTi routes are proof of the sta­tus quo – in which thou­sands of com­muters’ in­ter­ests are held hostage to a smaller, but more highly or­gan­ised, nar­row­in­ter­est group. The MyCiTi in­te­grated rapid-tran­sit sys­tem, when fully in­te­grated with den­sity zon­ing and land-use plan­ning over time, is in­tended to rad­i­cally al­ter the fab­ric of the city. How­ever, the sys­tem risks years of de­lay and the com­pro­mise of its routes due to the poor and spa­tially mar­ginal, who most stand to ben­e­fit from it, be­ing least able to con­trib­ute for­mally to the pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion process.

Fix­ing the city’s spa­tial econ­omy will nec­es­sar­ily re­quire inclusive

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