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  • le Roux, Hannah; Southwood, David; Duker, Rob (Domus, 2008-07-31)
    The photographs of Noero Wolff’s Red Location Museum suggest a post-traumatic state: all debris, dust and raw material, roaming children, and a tight, almost tense order that holds it all together. The building has striking ...
  • Todes, Alison (HSRC Press, 2009)
    City planning is a small profession, with only 3 790 graduates by 2004. Data sources on the profession are limited, and there are only a few, mainly qualitative studies. 'Planning' as it is described in the Planning ...
  • Huchzermeyer, Marie (Urban Forum (2009) 20:271–292, 2009)
    Community-based slum enumeration was carried out in Kisumu from 2005 to 2008 as part of a city-wide slum-upgrading initiative. This paper analyses this enumeration exercise particularly in relation to land management and ...
  • van der Westhuizen, Diaan (7th International Space Syntax Symposium, 2009)
    In recent years, numerous studies have examined the effects of the built environment on physical activity and health outcomes. While much of this research has focused on discrete environmental measures, such as housing ...
  • Huchzermeyer, Marie (Development Southern Africa, 2009)
    Department of Housing released a new Informal Settlement Upgrading Programme in 2004, which makes in situ upgrading of informal settlements possible with minimal disruption to residents’ lives. To date, the new programme ...
  • Le Roux, Hannah (ELLE, 2009)
    This tiny project added a small, largely indeterminate space to my house. It faces the garden and resolves the difficulty of a house with an existing kitchen on the north. The L shaped sliding doors and windows can be ...
  • Myers, T.G.; Fowkes, N.D.; Ballim, Y. (2009-03-25)
    Piped water is used to remove hydration heat from concrete blocks during construction. In this paper we develop an approximate model for this process. The problem reduces to solving a one-dimensional heat equation in the ...
  • Myers, T.G.; Fowkes, N.D.; Ballim, Y. (2009-03-25)
    The chemical reaction can lead to temperature rises in excess of 50 K and it can take a number of years before the concrete cools to the ambient temperature. Prior to construction of the Hoover dam engineers at the U.S. ...
  • Huchzermeyer, Marie (University of Johannesburg, Workshop., 2009-10-30)
    "...the right to the city that our Constitution strives for is one of an equal right to the city. This has important components - Equal right to participate in decision-making - Equal right to access and use the city - Equal ...
  • Huchzermeyer, Marie (Defend Freedom - Democracy under Attack, Church Land Programme, Pietermaritzburg. 04 November 2009, 2009-11-04)
    ABAHLALI baseMjondolo hit the headlines recently. First, attacks on Durban’s Kennedy Road informal settlement drew a ground swell of newsworthy international condemnation, including a statement from US intellectual Noam ...
  • Malaza, Nqobile; Todes, Alison; Williamson, Amanda (Commonwealth Secretariat, 2009-12)
    There is increasing evidence that women and men experience cities in different ways. Therefore gender-sensitive urban planning is needed. However, like other built environment occupations, the planning profession has ...
  • Todes, Alison; Karam, Aly; Klug, Neil; Malaza, N (Elsevier., 2010)
    Traditional master planning has been criticised, but continues in various forms. This paper critically assesses an initiative by a South Africa metropolitan municipality to develop ‘local spatial developmen tframeworks’: ...
  • Todes, Alison; Sithole, Pearl; Williamson, Amanda (Urban Forum. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010, 2010-02-05)
    Abstract Integrated development plans (IDPs) are municipal strategic plans designed to bring about developmental local government. They have been criticised for providing insufficient space for democratic participation. ...
  • Todes, Alison et al (Urban Forum. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010, 2010-06-16)
    Abstract The paper provides an overview of urbanization patterns and trends in the current era in South Africa, focusing in particular on the key dynamics and driving forces underlying migration and urbanization. It ...
  • Benit Gbaffou, Claire (Carnets de géographes,, 2010-10)
    This research, undertaken by PLANACT (an NGO) and for which I am playing a role as research adviser, is about the place of residents’ participation in a hostel renovation projecti. The hostelii is located on former mining ...
  • Benit Gbaffou, Claire (Journal of Asian and African Studies, 2011)
    This special issue explores everyday practices and politics of accessing the state and state resources from a southern perspective. The collection of papers documents low-income residents’ everyday relationships with the ...
  • Benit Gbaffou, Claire (Wits University Press, Johannesburg, 2011)
    The local level has become since the 1990s an important arena of development of democracy in most countries of the world – in a move sometimes described as part of “the third wave of democratization” (Huntington 1992), ...
  • Benit Gbaffou, Claire (Journal of Asian and African Studies, 2011)
    The paper revisits participation and decentralization in relation to local clientelism, arguing that they share the personalization of links between residents and the State and the local possibility to adapt state policies. ...
  • Todes, Alison (Springer Science+Business Media B.V.2011, 2011-01-15)
    Abstract There is a growing acceptance in international development circles of the contribution a revitalised planning canmake to addressing key urban challenges. Current expectations that planning can play roles in ...

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