Nodes and Corridors
‘Nodes and Corridors’ as structuring elements and locates retail and public facilities along them. It is a rational approach based on accessibility of supply and service facilities. All South African cities apply this model in their spatial development plans. For many townships a hierarchy of existing and new nodes is being identified in an attempt to retrofit the new planning principles. The dentification of nodes is determined by transport interchanges and additionally by considerations of the economic viability of retail and service providers. nodes and corridors might be used to enhance local neighborhood catchment areas in Soweto. What is critical too is the emphasis on creating internal linkages here an internal ring road - to open up internal markets. A similar approach may be possibly applied to smaller townships and their relationship to other centers of economic activity.