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Alison Todes

Title/Position:  Professor, Director of Urban and Regional Planning
Department/Faculty/Institution: School of Architecture and Planning, University of Witwatersrand
Degree(s)/School(s): PhD (Planning), University of Natal
Email
alison.todes@wits.ac.za

MCRI Projects: B5: Regional Governance and Suburbanization; B8: Everyday Suburbanisms. C1: Africa.

Background: Alison Todes has researched widely on urban and regional development and planning. She a past Research Director for the Human Sciences Research Council and  in the Urban Renewal Development Unit of the Surveys, Analyses, Modelling and Mapping Programme, and was a professor and Programme Director for Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Housing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Development Southern Africa.

Research Interests: South African urbanization dynamics; Urban and regional restructuring and the effects of planning interventions; Integrated development planning.

Select Publications:

Harrison, P. and Todes, A. (2015). “Spatial transformations in a loosening state: South Africa in a comparative perspective”, Geoforum, 61, 148-162.

Todes, A. (2014). “New African suburbanisation? Exploring the growth of the northern corridor of eThekwini/KwaDukuza,” African Studies, 73 (2), 245-270.

Harrison, P., Gotz, G., Todes, A. And Wray, C. (eds) (2014). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid, Wits University Press.

Todes, A. (2014). “The Impact of Policy and Strategic Spatial Planning” in Harrison, P., Gotz, G., Todes, A. And Wray, C. (eds) Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid, 83-100, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.

Gotz, G. And Todes, A. (2014). ‘”Johannesburg’s Space Economy,” in Harrison, P., Gotz, G., Todes, A. And Wray, C. (eds) Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid, 117-136, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.

Harrison, P., Gotz, G., Todes, A. and Wray, C. (2014). “Materialities, Subjectivities and Spatial Transformation in Johannesburg,” in Harrison, P., Gotz, G., Todes, A. And Wray, C. (eds) Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid, 2-39, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.

Klug, N., Rubin, M. And Todes, A. (2014). “The North-Western Edge,” in Harrison, P., Gotz, G., Todes, A. And Wray, C. (eds) Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid, 418-436, Wits University Press, Johannesburg.

Todes, A. (2014). “The External and Internal Context for Urban Governance” in Haferburg, C. and Huchzermeyer, M. (eds) Urban Governance in Post-Apartheid Cities. Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles, 15-35, Schweizerbart and Borntraeger Science Publishers, Stuttgart.

Klug, N., Rubin, M. And Todes, A. (2013). “Inclusionary housing: a tool for reshaping South Africa’s spatial legacy?,” Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 28(4), 667-678.

Mabin, Alan, Robin Bloch & Sian Butcher. (2013). Peripheries, suburbanisms and change in sub-Saharan African cities. Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies.

Todes, A. (2012). “Urban growth and strategic spatial planning in Johannesburg,” Cities 29, 158-165

Todes, A. (2012). “New forms of spatial planning? Linking spatial planning and infrastructure,” Journal of Planning Education and Research 32, 4, 400-414.

Todes, Alison, Pieter Kok, Marie Wentzel, Johan Van Zyl & Catherine Cross. (2010). Contemporary South African Urbanization Dynamics. Urban Forum, 21(3), 331-348.

Todes, Alison, Pearl Sithole & Amanda Williamson. (2010). Including Women: (Dis)junctures between voice, policy and implementation in Integrated Development Planning. Urban Forum, 21(1), 69-84.

Todes, Alison, Vicky Sim and Cathy Sutherland. (2009). The Relationship between Planning and Environmental Management in South Africa: The Case of KwaZulu-Natal. Planning Practice and Research, 24(4), 411-433.

Harrison, Philip, Alison Todes and Vanessa Watson. (2008). Planning and Transformation: Learning from the post-Apartheid experience. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxford.