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Research outputs: URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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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 Fourth industrial revolution and rural development: a catalyst connect between rural and urban development

Advances in technology have opened our minds to new possibilities and breakthroughs. It is in light of this that the Fourth Industrial Revol...

2021 Conclusion


2021 Prologue: the settler colonial city

In 2017, the white, Xhosa-speaking leader of the liberal Democratic Alliance party in South Africa, Helen Zille, tweeted during a trip to so...