Planning

An Assessment of the Karoo-Hoogland Integrated Development Plan

Ingle, M (2010), An Assessment of the Karoo-Hoogland Integrated Development Plan, Politeia 29(2): 85-102.   Abstract The Karoo-Hoogland Local Municipality is situated in the extreme south of the Northern Cape, perched atop the escarpment, and consists of the three small towns of Sutherland, Fraserburg and Williston. The municipality’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) provides an interesting […]

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Counterurbanisation and the emergence of a postproductivist economy in South Africa’s arid Karoo region

Ingle, M (2013), Counterurbanisation and the emergence of a postproductivist economy in South Africa’s arid Karoo region, 1994-2010.    Abstract  This review article serves to broach the concept of the “post-productivist countryside” where the primacy of agricultural production is supplanted by tertiary industries such as tourism, recreational farming, and arts and crafts production. The essay […]

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Exercising the Mind with Integrated Development Planning

Ingle, M (2007), Exercising the Mind with Integrated Development Planning, Politeia 26(1):5-17.   Abstract The contention of this article is that an undue fixation on the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) as an end product, as opposed to the processes that should be implicit in its formulation, has tended to detract from the IDP’s considerable potential […]

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Growth and development strategies in South Africa

Prof LJS Botes, Prof LM Marais (2008), “Growth and development strategies in South Africa: Towards incentives for subregional economic growth, African Development Perspectives Yearbook Volume 13, Institute for World Economic and International Management, University of Bremen.   (Contact Prof Marais at maraisjgl@ufs.ac.za).    

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Land use management, spatial planning and the land market in small towns

Kitchin, F (2008), “Land use management, spatial planning and the land market in small towns” (with Wendy Ovens), in ASSAF (Academy of Science of South Africa), Local Economic Development in Small Towns, Housing Delivery and Impact on the Environment, Pretoria – p53 – 59   Introduction Research conducted by Urban LandMark has shown that land […]

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Logistics Cities in Peripheral Areas

Pretorius, M (2013), Logistics Cities in Peripheral Areas, PhD thesis, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State.   Background and problem statement  Trade competition between regions and countries has increased significantly in recent years. This increase is mainly due to increasing levels of globalisation, the rapid development of transport technology and the enlargement, […]

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Low-income housing policy in practice in arid and semi-arid South Africa

Marais L, Cloete, J, Matabesi Z, Sigenu K, Van Rooyen D (2010). Low-income housing policy in practice in arid and semi-arid South Africa: Policy lessons and implications. Journal of Arid Environments, 74: 1340-1344. Article can be accessed at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014019631000090X   Abstract The paradigms in respect of arid areas have shifted from efforts to prevent desertification […]

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Scopes and deficits of Participatory GIS in municipalities in the central Karoo

Haubold, A (2012), Scopes and deficits of Participatory GIS in municipalities in the central Karoo, MSc thesis, Geographisches Institut der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn.   1. Introduction  1.1 Defining the problem  “GIS provides a common language for discussion and acts as a means to bring people together in the decision-making process.” (CRAIG ET AL. 2002, p. […]

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Urbanisation and the future urban agenda in South Africa

Atkinson, D and Marais, L (2006), “Urbanisation and the future urban agenda in South Africa” in Democracy and Delivery: Urban policy in South Africa, edited by Richard Tomlinson and Udesh Pillay, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. The book can be downloaded for free at: http://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/product.php?productid=2153   Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa tells the […]

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What is the appropriate level of aggregation for productivity indices?

Conradie, B, Piesse, J and Thirtle, C (2009), What is the appropriate level of aggregation for productivity indices? Comparing district, regional and national measures, Agrekon, Vol 48, No 1, March.   Abstract This paper examines the appropriate level of aggregation for the construction of total factor productivity (TFP) indices. The dataset covers the magisterial districts […]

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