Research outputs

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Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates

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2018 'Right to the city' and the new urban agenda: learning from the right to housing

The 'right to the city' has influenced the New Urban Agenda and other global and national urban policies. In the process,themeaninghasnarrow...

2017 Global reversal, regional revival?

This introductory article reflects back on developments since the journal was started and offers signposts for urban and regional research l...

2017 The new urban agenda and rights to the city

There is growing pressure around the world to formalise human rights in urban policy. Ivan Turok and Andreas Scheba analyse South Africa???s...

2016 Towards sustainable cities: extending resilience with insights from vulnerability and transition theory

This paper discusses some of the basic requirements for cities in different circumstances to respond effectively to both sudden and slower-m...