What I would like to offer in this short article are some thoughts about ways Cape Town might benefit from lessons in the United States' long and still continuing struggle with racially segregated housing and to do so by promoting strategies that are not only inclusionary in aim but also more environmentally sustainable if developed properly. I do this in part from the conviction that this is a benefit of any comparative legal scholarship - to suggest different ways of looking at problems. In this, I will particularly examine density-focused incentives. Indeed, incentive-based practices, it seems to me, might have some traction in the Cape Town/South African context, a suggestion that is supported, in fact, by the authors of the study largely discounting inclusionary housing in the South African context. Moreover, and to emphasize a point made above, density incentives, if executed carefully, have the advantage of being more environmentally responsible because they promote less sprawl. This is consistent with South Africa's commitment to more sustainable land use practices.
1 JCULP 81 (2017).