Alison Todes

Title/Position:  Professor, Programme Director for 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 is a past Research Director for the Human Sciences Research Council and was a professor and Programme Director for Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Housing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

Research Interests: Urban spatial change, including dynamics on urban peripheries, densification. Strategic spatial planning and the effects of planning interventions. Property development. South African urbanization dynamics. Urban and regional restructuring and the effects of planning interventions. Integrated development planning.

Select Publications:

Todes, A. & Turok, I. (2018). Spatial inequalities and policies in South Africa: Place-based or people-centred? Progress in Planning. 123: 1-31.

Todes, A., Weakley, D. & Harrison, P. (2018). Densifying Johannesburg: Context, policy and diversity. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 33 (2), 281-299.

Harrison, P. & Todes, A. (2017). Satellite settlement on the spatial periphery: Lessons from international and Gauteng experience. Transformation. 95: 32-64.

Ballard, R., Dittgen, R., Harrison, P. & Todes, A. (2017). Megaprojects and urban visions: Johannesburg’s Corridors of Freedom and Modderfontein.  Transformation. 95: 111-139.

Todes, A. (2017). Shaping Peripheral Growth? Strategic spatial planning in a South African city-region. Habitat International. 67: 129-136.

Harrison, P. & Todes, A. (2015). Spatial transformations in a loosening state: South Africa in a comparative perspective. Geoforum. 6: 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. & Wray, C. (eds) (2014). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

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

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

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

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

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

Klug, N., Rubin, M. & 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.

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.

Harrison, P.,  Todes, A. & Watson, V. (2008). Planning and Transformation: Learning from the post-Apartheid experience. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge.