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As the dynamo of South Africa’s economy, Johannesburg commands a central position in the nation’s imagination and scholars across the world monitor the city as an exemplar of urbanity in the global South. This richly illustrated study offers detailed empirical analyses of changes in the city’s physical space, as well as a host of chapters on the character of specific neighbourhoods and the social identities being forged within them. Informing all these elements is a consideration of underlying economic, social and political processes shaping the wider Gauteng region. A mix of respected academics, practising urban planners and experienced policymakers offer compelling overviews of the rapid and complex spatial developments that have taken place in Johannesburg since the end of apartheid, along with tantalising glimpses into life on the streets and behind the high walls of this diverse city. With empirical data supported by new data sets including the 2011 Census, the city’s Development Planning and Urban Management Department’s information system and Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s substantial archive, the book is an essential reference for planning practitioners, urban geographers, sociologists and social anthropologists, as well as other interested readers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. iv-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. p. vii
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  1. Cartography
  2. pp. viii-lxvii
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  1. 1. Materialities, subjectivities and spatial transformation in Johannesburg
  2. Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray
  3. pp. 2-39
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  1. Section A: The Macro Trends
  1. 2. The ‘thin oil of urbanisation’? Spatial change in Johannesburg and the Gauteng city-region
  2. Graeme Gotz, Chris Wray and Brian Mubiwa
  3. pp. 42-62
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  1. 3. Poverty and inequality in the Gauteng city-region
  2. David Everatt
  3. pp. 63-82
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  1. 4. The impact of policy and strategic spatial planning
  2. Alison Todes
  3. pp. 83-100
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  1. 5. Tracking changes in the urban built environment: An emerging perspective from the City of Johannesburg
  2. Peter Ahmad and Herman Pienaar
  3. pp. 101-116
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  1. 6. Johannesburg’s urban space economy
  2. Graeme Gotz and Alison Todes
  3. pp. 117-136
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  1. 7. Changes in the natural landscape
  2. Maryna Storie
  3. pp. 137-153
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  1. 8. Informal settlements
  2. Marie Huchzermeyer, Aly Karam, and Miriam Maina
  3. pp. 154-175
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  1. 9. Public housing in Johannesburg
  2. Sarah Charlton
  3. pp. 176-193
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  1. 10. Transport in the shaping of space
  2. Mathetha Mokonyama and Brian Mubiwa
  3. pp. 194-214
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  1. 11. Gated communities and spatial transformation in Greater Johannesburg
  2. Karina Landman and Willem Badenhorst
  3. pp. 215-229
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  1. Section B: Area-based Transformations
  1. 12. Between fixity and flux: Grappling with transience and permanence in the inner city
  2. Yasmeen Dinath
  3. pp. 232-251
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  1. 13. Are Johannesburg’s peri-central neighbourhoods irremediably ‘fluid’? Local leadership and community building in Yeoville and Bertrams
  2. Claire Bénit-Gbaffou
  3. pp. 252-268
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  1. 14. The wrong side of the mining belt? Spatial transformations and identities in Johannesburg’s southern suburbs
  2. Philip Harrison and Tanya Zack
  3. pp. 269-292
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  1. 15. Soweto: A study in socio-spatial differentiation
  2. Philip Harrison and Kirsten Harrison
  3. pp. 293-318
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  1. 16. Kliptown: Resilience and despair in the face of a hundred years of planning
  2. Hilton Judin, Naomi Roux and Tanya Zack
  3. pp. 319-341
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  1. 17. Alexandra
  2. Philip Harrison, Adrian Masson and Luke Sinwell
  3. pp. 342-369
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  1. 18. Sandton Central, 1969–2013: From open veld to new CBD?
  2. Keith Beavon and Pauline Larsen
  3. pp. 370-394
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  1. 19. In the forest of transformation: Johannesburg’s northern suburbs
  2. Alan Mabin
  3. pp. 395-417
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  1. 20. The north-western edge
  2. Neil Klug, Margot Rubin, and Alison Todes
  3. pp. 418-436
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  1. 21. The 2010 World Cup and its legacy in the Ellis Park Precinct: Perceptions of local residents
  2. Aly Karam and Margot Rubin
  3. pp. 437-442
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  1. 22. Transformation through transportation: Some early impacts of Bus Rapid Transit in Orlando, Soweto
  2. Christo Venter and Eunice Vaz
  3. pp. 443-453
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  1. Section C: Spatial Identities
  1. 23. Footprints of Islam in Johannesburg
  2. Yasmeen Dinath, Yusuf Patel, and Rashid Seedat
  3. pp. 456-480
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  1. 24. Being an immigrant and facing uncertainty in Johannesburg: The case of Somalis
  2. Samadia Sadouni
  3. pp. 481-486
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  1. 25. On ‘spaces of hope’: Exploring Hillbrow’s discursive credoscapes
  2. Tanja Winkler
  3. pp. 487-493
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  1. 26. The Central Methodist Church
  2. Christa Kuljian
  3. pp. 494-497
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  1. 27. The Ethiopian Quarter
  2. Hannah le Roux
  3. pp. 498-505
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  1. 28. Urban collage: Yeoville
  2. Naomi Roux
  3. pp. 506-511
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  1. 29. Phantoms of the past, spectres of the present: Chinese space in Johannesburg
  2. Philip Harrison, Khangelani Moyo and Yan Yang
  3. pp. 512-526
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  1. 30. The notice
  2. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato
  3. pp. 527-531
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  1. 31. Inner-city street traders: Legality and spatial practice
  2. Puleng Makhetha and Margot Rubin
  3. pp. 532-538
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  1. 32. Waste pickers/informal recyclers
  2. Sarah Charlton
  3. pp. 539-545
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  1. 33. The fear of others: Responses to crime and urban transformation in Johannesburg
  2. Teresa Dirsuweit
  3. pp. 546-552
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  1. 34. Black urban, black research: Why understanding space and identity in South Africa still matters
  2. Nqobile Malaza
  3. pp. 553-566
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 567
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  1. Photographic credits
  2. p. 568
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  1. Acronyms
  2. p. 569
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  1. List of plates
  2. p. 570
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  1. List of figures
  2. pp. 571-572
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  1. List of tables
  2. p. 573
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 574-590
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781868147663
Related ISBN
9781868147656
MARC Record
OCLC
1016591184
Pages
656
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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