Towards Smart Urban Regeneration: Findings of an Urban Footprint Survey in Port Louis, Mauritius
4. Data and Methods
- Landlord and Tenant Act of 1999.It was noted that buildings constructed prior to 1999 are subject to the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1999, and thus may host a commercial population that enjoys a rent that does not reflect the current property market. However, there is no research that identifies the area encompassed by the provisions of this Act in Port Louis, and thus its occupant population. The authors therefore included this dimension as part of their survey research.
- Commercial and ResidentialA specific focus in the survey research was to identify commercial and residential buildings, and whether the occupants are property owners and or residential tenants.
- HeritageWhile there are 81 listed heritage buildings in Port Louis , there are many other buildings in the CBD that have high heritage values [5,12]. The official list of the Municipality of Port Louis is thus restrictive, and the characterisation of ‘heritage’ building has been criticised as being arbitrary (REF). To ensure a better inclusion, and survey, of the heritage buildings for the purpose of this study, the authors expanded from the official heritage list, and included other buildings that possessed significant historical, cultural and architectural attributes or values.
- Government buildingsBecause this survey research assessed the urban footprint of the CBD, with an interest in understanding the ownership characteristics of property, there was a need to understand how much property was owned by State or Municipal governments or Parastatal (government corporation) owned buildings. However, for this survey research, no distinction was made between State, Municipal, and Parastatal owned buildings.
- Green and Public SpacesTo understand the urban typology and spatial footprint, green and public spaces were also been surveyed.
- Are you a tenant or landowner of this plot?
- Did you occupy this building before, or after, 1999?
- Are you a tenant or landowner of this building?
5. Results of the Footprint Survey
Conflicts of Interest
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Allam, Z.; Dhunny, A.Z.; Siew, G.; Jones, D.S. Towards Smart Urban Regeneration: Findings of an Urban Footprint Survey in Port Louis, Mauritius. Smart Cities 2018, 1, 121-133. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities1010007
Allam Z, Dhunny AZ, Siew G, Jones DS. Towards Smart Urban Regeneration: Findings of an Urban Footprint Survey in Port Louis, Mauritius. Smart Cities. 2018; 1(1):121-133. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities1010007Chicago/Turabian Style
Allam, Zaheer, A. Zaynah Dhunny, Gaëtan Siew, and David S. Jones. 2018. "Towards Smart Urban Regeneration: Findings of an Urban Footprint Survey in Port Louis, Mauritius" Smart Cities 1, no. 1: 121-133. https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities1010007