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Towards smart urban regeneration: findings of an urban footprint survey in Port Louis, Mauritius

Allam, Zaheer, Dhunny, A Zaynah, Siew, Gaëtan and Jones, David S 2018, Towards smart urban regeneration: findings of an urban footprint survey in Port Louis, Mauritius, Smart cities, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 121-133, doi: 10.3390/smartcities1010007.

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Title Towards smart urban regeneration: findings of an urban footprint survey in Port Louis, Mauritius
Author(s) Allam, Zaheer
Dhunny, A Zaynah
Siew, Gaëtan
Jones, David SORCID iD for Jones, David S orcid.org/0000-0003-3990-5520
Journal name Smart cities
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 121
End page 133
Total pages 13
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2018-12
ISSN 2624-6511
Keyword(s) smart city
urban regeneration
Port Louis
Mauritius
footprint
urban survey
Summary The Smart City Scheme, as part of the Smart Mauritius initiative, adopted by the Government of Mauritius in 2014, heavily incentivised the emergence of new smart cities in greenfields. The resulting migration of business and residents from existing cities to new cities affected the liveability standard of existing cities and encouraged property speculation. This shift reduced home pricing affordability further from the grasp of young professionals. With the Mauritian Landlord and Tenant Actof 1999 discouraging investment in Mauritian city centres, property developers were additionally encouraged to invest in housing projects in these emerging Smart Cities. As part of the Smart Urban Regeneration strategy of Port Louis that sought to reduce competition between new and existing cities, the provision of housing was seen as paramount to enabling the Smart Cities concept as promoted by the Government. The findings of this paper, which explores the urban footprint of Port Louis through field survey, provides insights, as to the components of the city, that can assist policy-makers and developers to better shape projects that are more responsive to the Smart Urban Regeneration plan.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/smartcities1010007
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2018, the authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30114538

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