The social consequence of gating have been generally characterized as negative, particularly in regards to raising issues of social injustice such as the privatization of space, estrangement, and segregation. Some authors have found positive social consequences of gating particularly in regard to reducing the scale of segregation and promoting social interdependency as a form of social integration as well as encouraging neighbourhood cohesion and maintaining social capital. The following is a critical review of the positive consequences of gating within the overall trend of commodification of community in new residential developments.

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Authors: Karim Youssef, Karim Youssef
Document Type: article
ISSN: 2336-2839
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-10
DOI code: 10.13060/23362839.2014.2.3.151
Date of publication: 30.6.2015

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