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2020 Cities at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic: density matters

Urban density is an important consideration in the coronavirus pandemic, but knee-jerk reactions by the government, companies and citizens a...

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2020 Social housing and spatial inequality in South African cities

Social housing is a powerful tool to integrate divided cities by providing decent rental accommodation for low- and moderate-income working ...

2020 Social housing and upward mobility in South African cities

Not enough is being done to maximise the prospects of upward mobility for the tenants of South Africa's social housing programme. Household-...

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2019 Mathematical model showing how socioeconomic dynamics in African cities could widen or reduce inequality

Cities are important forces of national socioeconomic development. Individuals in cities often belong to different socioeconomic statuses de...