C1: Africa Research Cluster- Dissemination

Conference Presentations


Luddick, Ayesha and Shefer, Tamara (2016). "Sex work in the surburbs: Narratives of sex workers navigating the dangers of sexual and geographical transgression in a suburb in Cape Town." RC21 2016.

Mabin, Alan (2016). “Global change and challenges: Learning from "better" and "worse" in uncertainties of concept and practice." presentation in plenary session “Global change and challenges to governance and territorial planning in the new millennium”, IVth World Planning Schools Congress, Universidade Federale de Rio de Janeiro, July 5, 2016.

Mabin, Alan (2016). "Contested histories of planning across continents." presented in Track 6, Planning History, Global Crisis, Planning and Challenges to Spatial Justice in the North and the South, IVth World Planning Schools Congress, Universidade Federale de Rio de Janeiro, July 7, 2016.

Mabin, Alan (2016). "Resilience, desirable and unwanted: histories of negative planning and its persistent effects on South African (sub)urbanism." 17th International Planning History Society IPHS Conference, History, Urbanism, Resilience, Delft, Netherlands, July 18-20 2016.

Mabin, Alan (2016). "Divergence, convergence: shifts in southern and northern city regions." RC21 (ISA Urban and Regional Studies), El Collegio de México, Mexico City, July, 2016.

Mabin, Alan (2016). "Global suburbia: suburbanisms in Africa and Brasil."
II Coloquio Internacional Las paradojas de la Megalópolis, Centro de Estudios Sociales y de Opinión Pública (CESOP), Cámara de Diputados, Mexico City (Mexican Congress) July, 2016.

Mabin, Alan (2016). "Drawing political lines on maps and in other spaces - municipal boundaries, urban edges and city mutations in South Africa." Blue-Green Boundaries in a Suburbanizing World Workshop, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Institute of Geosciences (IGC) and Center for Regional Development and Planning (Cedeplar) at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) February, 2016.

Rubin, Margot (2016). "Confluence, Convergence and Compromise: the case of Fleurhof Integrated Housing Development." Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO) Conference, Understanding the role of urban developers, July, 2016.


Bloch, Robin and Crighton, Matthew (2015). "Addis Ababa’s New Periphery." Spotlight on Istanbul: Building and Rebuilding the Periphery, GPOT, Istanbul, Kultur University / Mimar Sinan University, December, 2015.

Rubin, Margot and Charlton, Sarah (2015). "After occupation: actions and reactions in RDP housing in South Africa." Spotlight on Istanbul: Building and Rebuilding the Periphery, GPOT, Istanbul, Kultur University / Mimar Sinan University,Istanbul, December, 2015.

Rubin, Margot, Todes, Alison and Mabin, Alan (2015). "What a difference a metro makes! Or did it? Suburbanization and local government consolidation in Johannesburg." Suburban Governance in an Era of Globalizing Urbanization, Université de Montréal, October, 2015.


Bloch, Robin. (2014). “Economic Growth, Class and Africa’s New Suburbs.” Presented at the Cadbury Conference, University of Birmingham, Department of African Studies and Anthropology (Class in Africa: A Reassessment). May 15-16, 2014.

Todes, Alison (2014). "Does Planning Shape Growth? Exploring the new forms of growth in the northern corridor of Thekwini/KwaDakuza, South Africa." Presented to the Association of African Schools Conference, African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogies, Research, Practice, Cape Town, South Africa November 17-19, 2014.


Mabin, Alan (2013). "Three cases of assemblage - making up the past and future city in São Paulo, Paris and Johannesburg." Presented at RC21 Berlin 2013 Resourceful Cities,
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, August 29–31, 2013.

Mabin, Alan and Keil, Roger (2013). Co-Organizers: Stream 19: "Suburbs and boundaries: the continued push for peripheral expansion" - 3 sessions and a roundtable. RC21 (ISA Urban and Regional Studies), Resourceful Cities, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, August, 2013.


Mabin, Alan (March 7, 2012). "Peripheries, suburbanisms and change in African cities." Urbanity Week: Remaking the city, Uppsala University, Sweden.


Mabin, Alan. (April 8, 2011). "Scope and Dimensions of African Suburbanism." SUBURBS Talk hosted by the CITY Institute at York University, Toronto, Canada.

Mabin, Alan, Bloch, Robin and Butcher, Sian. (July 7-9, 2011). "Scope and Dimensions of Suburbanization in African Cities." Presented at the International RC21 Conference 2011, Session 16.1 The Challenge of Global Suburbanism, Amsterdam.