ABSTRACT

This chapter concentrates on land development in the MIG-HIG market segment. It sketches out general trends, offering a framework which will be filled in by Chapter 8. Notwithstanding its ‘MIG-HIG bias’, this chapter attempts to give overall, city-wide pictures of developments in the field of land delivery over the period 1971–1993, and the resulting process of ongoing compartmentalisation of urban space which went hand in hand with spatial urban expansion (7.2). The available quantitative data for the 1971–1993 period, allowed for a presentation of figures in respect of land delivery, culminating in a quantitative analysis comparing land supply with housing needs (7.3). Although public initiatives are touched upon in this chapter, they are not extensively dealt with. This will be done in Chapter 10.