• Urban Studies and Themes

Urban Studies and Themes

SACN undertakes occasional research on important and emerging topical issues, with the intention of contributing to urban development thinking, practice and governance. Two specific areas of focus are Secondary Cities and Africa Studies.

publications

2017

Case Studies

2016

Hidden Urbanities: South Africa's Displaced Settlements 30 Years after the Abolition of Influx Control is the third in  a series of exploratory papers (I Secondary Cities; II Outside the Core) that seeks to understand and give practical expression of what is meant by the 'differentiated approach to governanc.'' This study delves deeper into four case studies of apartheid's displaced settlements to examine the likely need for more nuanced articulation of differentiation at a sub-municipal level.

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PRE-2010

Caring Cities

Cities can exercise caring using the tools of planning, infrastructure development, social support, job creation and promoting participation.

Study into Impact of Municipal Action on Households

Indicators are critical to effective planning and management in increasingly complex urban contexts, organising information sets into simple, easy to grasp and easy to compare ‘measures’ of what is happening.

HIV and AIDS

HIV and Aids are arguably the greatest challenges facing South Africa in recent times.