- Charlotte Street Market Project   click here to open paper content116 kb
by    Fritz, Annika | annika.fritz@gmail.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
Sustainable and inclusive urbanisation is not a utopic concept. It can be achieved via the creation of governance structures which are documented, tested, well resourced, relevant and inclusive.
The lack of effective urban governance in terms of strategic planning and management has led to the operational inefficiencies which in turn have brought about the high urbanised character of the city of the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. Though it is a very distinctive city which serves as the primary retail, administrative and financial centre, it has been experiencing a population drift way from the core as unplanned urban expansion has been built up around it. The spread of urban blight exacerbated by security, safety issues, traffic congestion and pollution, rampant illegal vending threatens the continued development and vibrancy of its Central Business District.

The case study of the of the Charlotte Street Market Project in Port of Spain illustrates that in the midst of several challenges, urban blight can be staved off. By extension, ensuring the continued viability of the city by a change in the approach to governance which is inclusive, dynamic, relevant, documented and known by all stakeholders, via the use of an integrated management approach which relies upon the measurement of key performance indicators and utilises tools such as monitoring and compliance of rules and policies designed by private-public partnerships built on the platform of the use of a variety of communication and negotiation techniques at the policy and plan formulation stages.
monitoring, compliance,rules and procedures
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