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A ‘Creative Class’ in South Africa’s Arid Karoo Region

Ingle, M (2009), A ‘Creative Class’ in South Africa’s Arid Karoo Region, Urban Forum, 21(4).   Abstract There is an increasing number and variety of creative small enterprises in South Africa’s desert Karoo region. The Karoo has come to acquire considerable cachet in recent years and is being rebranded as a desirable tourist destination. It […]

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An Airport in the Central Karoo

Atkinson, D, Myles, P and Van Rooyen, D (2013), An Airport in the Central Karoo: The Feasibility and Potential Impacts of the Karoo Gateway Airport, Beaufort West. Unpublished commissioned report, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein; Funded by the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Pretoria.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  1. This report […]

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Crossing boundaries: The role of universities in unlocking regional development

Atkinson, D (2011), “Crossing boundaries: The role of universities in unlocking regional development”, Inaugural lecture, University of the Free State.   This presentation is about making connections and crossing boundaries. When I read EM Forster’s books at the age of 19, his philosophy of Only Connect made an enormous impression on me. In 1924, EM […]

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District Socio-Economic Profile and Development Plans

Atkinson, D and Marais, L (2007), District Socio-Economic Profile and Development Plans, Arid Areas Research Programme Vol. 1, Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.   Introduction The arid areas comprise a major part of South Africa’s land surface. These areas are the Karoo (including the Little Karoo), Namaqualand and Kalahari, and straddle […]

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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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Karoo Tourism Strategy

Karoo Development Foundation – Karoo Tourism Strategy In October 2012, the Karoo Development Foundation published a Karoo Tourism Strategy, which presents a vision for future tourism development in this region. The Strategy was endorsed by the National Department of Tourism, at the Karoo Development Conference in Beaufort West, 26 October 2012. The full version of the […]

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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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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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