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Research outputs: URBANISATION

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2021 Land reform and belonging in South Africa: a place-making perspective

Political debate around South African land reform peaks in the run up to the national elections.2019 was no exception. Escalating urban 'lan...

2021 Questioning urban pessimism: a decade of HSRC research on cities

findings and insights generated. Many of these have fed into the public domain through the National Development Plan, the Integrated Urban D...

2021 Analyses of mathematical models for city population dynamics under heterogeneity

In this study, a mathematical model which takes heterogeneity into account is presented to describe city population dynamics. Initial insigh...

2021 Urbanization, agglomeration, and economic development in South Africa

Around the world, economists of various persuasions have been developing a deeper understanding of the importance of geography for economic ...