Urban and Regional Change in Southern Africa

Proposals and Alternatives in Cape Town, Working Paper No. 33, Urban Problems Research Unit, University of Cape Town. ——(1985b) 'Theoretical and methodological issues in the study of local government in southern Africa; local government ...

Author: David W. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134937769

Category: Science

Page: 246

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

South African Urban Change Three Decades After Apartheid

Rabat: Urban apartheid in Morocco. Princeton University Press. Bekker, S. B., & Humphries, R. (1985). From control to confusion: The changing role of Administration Boards in South Africa, 1971–1983. Pietermaritzburg: Shuter and Shooter ...

Author: Anthony Lemon

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030730734

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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This book provides an analysis of South African urban change over the past three decades. It draws on a seminal text, Homes Apart, and revisits conclusions drawn in that collection that marked the final phases of urban apartheid. It highlights changes in demography, social as well as economic structure and their differential spatial expression across a range of urban sites in South Africa. The evidence presented in this book points to a very complex set of narratives in urban South Africa and one that cannot be reduced to a singular statement so the conclusions of the various investigations are in many ways open. As urban apartheid represented one clear outcome, its post-apartheid urban legacies varies greatly from city to city. As such this book is a great resource to students and academics focused on urban change in South African cities since the demise of apartheid, and scholars of urban policy-making in South Africa and Southern urbanists generally.

Atlas of Changing South Africa

——(1992) 'Restructuring the local state in South Africa: regional services councils, redistribution and legitimacy', in D. Drakakis-Smith (ed.) Urban and Regional Change in Southern Africa, London: Routledge.

Author: A.J. Christopher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134616749

Category: Science

Page: 272

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The new edition of the atlas (first published as The Atlas of Apartheid) presents a comprehensive introduction and detailed analysis of the spatial impact of apartheid in South Africa. It covers the period of the National Party Government of 1948 to 1994, and emphasises the changes and the continuing legacy this presents to South Africans at the start of the 21st century. The Atlas makes the unique contribution of presenting the policy and its impact in visual, spatial forms by including over 70 maps, a highly appropriate method considering that apartheid was about the control of space and specific places.

The Changing Space Economy of City Regions

The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa Koech Cheruiyot. Jones, C., Svejenova, S., Pedersen, J. S., & Townley, B. (2016). Misfits, mavericks and mainstreams: Drivers of innovation in creative industries. Organization Studies, 37(6), ...

Author: Koech Cheruiyot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319674834

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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This book addresses the South African Space Economy and its stark disparities and dualisms through an assessment of the Gauteng City-Region – the largest economic agglomeration in the country and on a continent bedevilled by a myriad of development challenges. The book’s focus on understanding the overall character of Gauteng City-Region’s Space Economy – through data mining/analysis and mapping – comprehensively supplements the Space Economy literature on the region. It covers the disparities exacerbated by an overlay of apartheid planning ideology and top-down regional development based on selective encouragement of manufacturing investments in growth points or poles and how implementation of past policies intended to cure these disparities have yielded mixed results. This book further offers the Gauteng City-Region as a microcosm of the national economy in the form of evident significant placed-based variations in the intensity and character of economic structure that on the one hand enjoys massive agglomeration economies, while on the other, has high levels of poverty and large numbers of people living below the Minimum Living Level. This book should appeal to urban studies specialists, economists and development studies researchers in the Global South.

The Geography of Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Africa

This book takes a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context.

Author: Patrick Brandful Cobbinah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030048730

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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This book takes a comprehensive look at several cases of climate change adaptation responses across various sectors and geographical areas in urban Africa and places them within a solid theoretical context. Each chapter is a state-of-the-art overview of a significant topic on climate change adaptation in urban Africa and is written by a leading expert in the field. In addition to the focus on the geography of urban adaptation to climate change in Africa, this collection offers a broader perspective by blending the use of case studies and theory based research. It examines transformations in climate change adaptation and its future orientation from the perspectives of urban planners, political economists, environmentalists, ecologists, economists and geographers, thereby addressing the challenges facing African cities adaptation responses from all angles. Providing up-to-date and authoritative contributions covering the key aspects of climate change adaptation in urban Africa, this book will be of great interest to policymakers, practitioners, scholars and students of geography, urban development and management, environmental science and policy, disaster management, as well as those in the field of urban planning.

Spatialities of Urban Change

Homes Apart: South Africa's Segregated Cities, Bloomington, Indiana University Press. ... Former fastest-growing urban area in South Africa approaching zero population growth, Urban and Regional Planning, Occasional Paper No.

Author: Lochner Marais


ISBN: 9781920109455

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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It is against a post-colonial backdrop that the collection of essays assembled in this book aims to make a contribution to understanding the realities of urban centres which feature less frequently in the academic press. The research reported in this collection echoes and highlights many of the themes found in both urban theory derived from the realities of many ?world cities?, and the challenges remarked upon in development theory seen in much of the work focused on South Africa?s main metropolitan regions.

Handbook of Urban Segregation

... Cape Town, South Africa. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 24(4), pp. 858–872. ... In: D.M. Smith, ed., The Apartheid City and Beyond: Urbanization and Social Change in South Africa. London: Routledge, pp. 54–65.

Author: Sako Musterd

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788115605

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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The Handbook of Urban Segregation scrutinises key debates on spatial inequality in cities across the globe. It engages with multiple domains, including residential places, public spaces and the field of education. In addition it tackles crucial group-dimensions across race, class and culture as well as age groups, the urban rich, middle class, and gentrified households. This timely Handbook provides a key contribution to understanding what urban segregation is about, why it has developed, what its consequences are and how it is measured, conceptualised and framed.

Urban Geography

Urban and Regional Change in Southern Africa Lon— don: Routledge, 33-65; D. Smith (1992) The Apartheid City and Beyono' London: Routiedge; 0. Salt (1996) Claiming a space in a changing South Africa Annals oif the Association of American ...

Author: Michael Pacione

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415343053

Category: Social Science

Page: 742

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The second edition of Urban Geographycontinues to provide an authoritative and stimulating global introduction to the study of towns and cities. The text synthesizes a wealth of material to provide unrivalled depth and breadth for students of urban geography, drawing on a rich blend of theoretical and empirical information with which to advance the knowledge of the city. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect feedback from users and to incorporate the latest research and developments in the field. The text is divided into six main parts that explain and discuss: * the field of urban geography and the importance of a global perspective * the historical growth of cities from the earliest times and the urban geography of the major world regions * the dynamics of urban structure and land-use change in Western cities * economy, society and politics in the Western city * the economic, social, political and environmental challenge faced by the third world city * an overview on the future of cities and cities of the future. Featuring over one hundred and eighty case study and explanatory boxes, this book draws insights from across the globe and contains a glossary of key terms and words, chapter summaries, key points, study questions and annotated further reading.

Seeking Urban Transformation

Harare and Pretoria: Weaver Press and Africa Institute of South Africa, 53–64. Potts, D., 2010. ... Making a livelihood in (and beyond) the African city: the experience of Zimbabwe. ... Urban and regional change in southern Africa.

Author: Davison Muchadenyika

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9781779223685

Category: Architecture

Page: 268

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Seeking Urban Transformation. Alternative Urban Futures in Zimbabwe tells the stories of ordinary people’s struggles to remake urban centres. It interrogates and highlights the principle conditions in which urban transformation takes place. The main catalysts of the transformation are social movements and planning institutions. Social movements pool resources and skills, acquire land, install infrastructure and build houses. Planning institutions change policies, regulations and traditions to embrace and support a new form of urban development driven by grassroots movements. Besides providing a comprehensive analysis of planning and housing in Zimbabwe, there is a specific focus on three urban centres of Harare, Chitungwiza and Epworth. In metropolitan Harare, the books examines new housing and infrastructure series to the predominantly urban poor population; vital roles played by the urban poor in urban development and the adoption by planning institutions of grassroots-centered, urban-planning approaches. The book draws from three case studies and in-depth interviews from diverse urban shapers i.e. representatives and members of social movements, urban planners, engineers, surveyors, policy makers, politicians, civil society workers and students to generate a varied selection of insights and experiences. Based on the Zimbabwean experience, the book illustrates how actions and power of ordinary people contributes to the transformation of African cities.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Other works have focused on labor for the mines and farms , the postapartheid city , resistance through the ... While the bulk of the work on urbanization and regional change is on the South African transition , works on other parts of ...

Author: Gary L. Gaile

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199295867

Category: Reference

Page: 854

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For anyone interested in recent American research on climate, cities, Geographical Information Systems, Latin America, or any of the other subfields in geography, this volume provides representative accounts of American geographers' contributions in 47 specialty areas. This wide range of specialties comprises both a comprehensive reference and a 'state of the discipline' report. - ;Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century surveys American geographers' current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both.