To Gate or Not To Gate: Discussing A New Planning Praxis for Gated Communities

APA Florida Chapter, Promised Lands Section


Friday, August 12, 2016
noon - 1 p.m. EDT

Naples, FL, United States

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Gated communities became an ‘object of study’ in the 1990s as social scientists observed their growth in several cities; they are now a feature of the urban landscape in most cities around the world. The expansion of gated communities has led to prolific research, examining different aspects of this type of residential development and providing evidence from case studies worldwide. This program provides a review of how gated communities are conceptualized according to the literature and identifies the main factors influencing their development. It also considers spatial, economic, political and social consequences of the development of gated communities. These elements should be taken into account by planners and policymakers to minimise their negative impacts and maximize the positive consequences of a residential option that is likely to be part of the urban landscape for a long time. This program will also feature case studies and local examples of the benefits and impacts of gated communities.





Jeremy Frantz, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Jeremy Frantz is the LDC Manager for Collier County’s Growth Management Department where he drafts legislation amending the County’s Land Development Code and managing the public review process. Prior to working for the County, Jeremy worked on environmental and growth management issues for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida ... Read More