I am in Delhi, where today is the last day of the RC21@Delhi conference impressively titled “In and Beyond the City: Emerging Ontologies, Persistent Challenges and Hopeful Futures”. The conference is organised by the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development. An overwhelmingly wide variety of urban studies research is being disseminated … More Conference: RC21@Delhi – In and Beyond the City (Delhi, India, 18-21 September 2019)
This academic article has just appeared in the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (2019 vol 13(2), pp. 119-146). It considers the judgments of the South African Constitutional Court that have dealt with instances where South African cities have asserted power against other levels of government, or where their autonomous exercise of power has been … More Publication: “Urban Autonomy in South African Intergovernmental Relations Jurisprudence”
I have just returned from Dublin, where I presented a paper comparing constitutional and legislative dimensions of urban autonomy across different major cities in the SADC, at the fourth City Futures conference, hosted jointly by the European Urban Research Association (EURA) and the Urban Affairs Association (UAA). The theme for the conference was “Creating Just … More Conference: City Futures IV (Dublin, Ireland, 20-22 June 2019)
I am in Helsinki, where I have just attended a two-day urban research conference, organised by the Finnish Urban Planning Society around the theme “The Everyday City”. Participants, ranging from philosophers to urban economists, contemplated the impact of different plans, laws, policies and technologies on the structure of everyday urban lives.
This op-ed was published through The Daily Maverick today and can be read here.
My “Faces of the City” seminar on urban autonomy in South African intergovernmental relations court jurisprudence, delivered at the Wits School of Architecture & Planning on 26 February 2019, has been made uploaded to Youtube.
On the joint behalf of the Urban Legislation Unit at UN Habitat, the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and IRGLUS, I organised an “Urban Law Day” at Wits in Johannesburg, on 29 March 2019. Following UN Habitat’s 1-day conference format for its Urban Law Day series, and the first of the … More Urban Law Day (Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 March 2019)