In its 132-year history, Johannesburg has been transformed from a dusty mining town into a sprawling urban space — and now another reimagination of the city looms. Two proposals by the city plan to break down the barriers established by apartheid, and reshape the way the city looks over the next two decades. These are included in the city's Nodal Review, which is part of the Spatial Development Framework 2040 plan, and the draft Inclusionary Housing Policy. The housing policy proposes that every new development of 10 dwelling units or more must include 20% inclusionary housing for those who earn less than R7 000 a month. The city will offer incentives for developers to do this. The Nodal Review plans to turn large parts of suburban areas into urban spaces, creating mixed-use business and residential space. Dylan Weakley, a senior specialist urban planner in the transformation and spatial planning directorate at the Johannesburg City Council, said that the review was trying to create...

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