There is much talk today in policy circles about "transforming urban space" to make our cities both more efficient and equitable, i.e. by giving access to a majority of people who remain currently marginalised from the services, amenities and varying economic opportunities of urban life. Would spatial reconfiguration bring about more efficiently functioning cities and would these interventions bring about material change in the well-being and livelihoods of the majority of people living in them?
The German Academic Exchange Service Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) is accepting applications for In-Country/In-Region scholarships for postgraduate studies. The objective of this program is to support the develeopment of young staff members and particularly qualified students in fields of study that are development related.
The City of Joburg will undergo a huge makeover following a major move by the City to implement an integrated and user-friendly transit system in all new residential and business developments, it announced at the recent Transport Stakeholder Forum in Johannesburg.
This means that future town planning will take into account the needs and convenience of public transport users.
The City of Joburg will embark on a massive infrastructure development programme that will transform the city spatially and economically in the next three years says the Executive Mayor Mpho Parks Tau.
He was addressing community members at the launch of the 2013/16 Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and budget outreach process in Kliptown, Soweto on Tuesday, 09 April 2013. The IDP maps out immediate priorities and required actions for the next five years.