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Presentations

GCRO staff present to academic and other audiences on a regular basis, as part of academic citizenship and scholarship, as well as its policy support work. View presentations below:

  • 2017 Open or Close

    Christina Culwick (May 2017) 'Green infrastructure: The 'luxury' we can't afford to live without'. Resilience and development colloquium. Johannesburg. 9 May 2017

    Christina Culwick (May 2017) Panelist on 'Achieving the right to food in the anthropocene - is a human rights approach the best option for South African policy'. Resilience and development colloquium. Johannesburg. 9 May 2017

    Samkelisiwe Khanyile (May 2017) poster presentation 'Mapping green infrastructure in the Gauteng City-Region'. Resilience and development colloquium. Johannesburg. 8 May 2017

    Samkelisiwe Khanyile (April 2017). ‘Towards a digital mine: Spatial database for accessing historical geospatial data on mining and related activities’. Wits Mining Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, 26 April 2017

    Mamokete Matjomane (April 2017) 'The Politics of street vending policy making: the case of Ahmedabad, India'. Brown bag seminar. GCRO offices. 26 April 2017.

    Samkelisiwe Khanyile (April 2017). ‘Spatial Database Design’. Guest lecture to MSc GIS and RS Geog 7045, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, 25 April 2017

    Alexandra Parker and Margot Rubin (April 2017) 'The Moral Geographies of Mothers in Greater Johannesburg'. Faces of the City Seminar Series. Wits University, 25 April 2017

    Mncedisi Siteleki (April 2017) 'The use of PGIS and IKS in archaeology'. Guest Lecture, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, 21 April 2017.

    Mncedisi Siteleki (April 2017) 'GCRO - who we are and how we work'. Itshekeng Educational Tours, Gauteng City-Region Observatory, 20 April 2017.

    Samkelisiwe Khanyile (April 2017). ‘Fundamentals of Geospatial Data Management and Introduction to PostgreSQL(PostGIS)’. Guest lecture to MSc GIS and RS Geog 7045, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, 18 April 2017

    Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin (April 2017) 'A ‘Marshall plan’ for human settlements: How mega projects became South Africa’s housing policy' Faces of the City Seminar series. Wits University. 11 April 2017.

    Kate Joseph (April 2017) 'Social cohesion meta analysis: Intervention initiatives'. City of Johannesburg Group Strategy, Policy Coordination and Relations, Johannesburg. 10 April 2017

    Richard Ballard (April 2017) 'Concept Document: Social Cohesion'. Workshop to present interim documents commissioned by City of Johannesburg officials, Johannesburg. 10 April 2017

    Christian Hamann (April 2017) ‘Social cohesion in the City of Johannesburg: Benchmarking report’. City of Johannesburg Group Strategy, Policy Coordination and Relations. Johannesburg. 10 April 2017

    Alexandra Parker (April 2017) 'Pedestrians, Parking and Public Space: Streets in Suburban Johannesburg'. Taking Streets Seriously Symposium. Wits University, 5 April 2017

    Kate Joseph (April 2017) 'At the intersection of informality: Following Moshoeshoe Street'. Taking Streets Serious CRO Symposium, Wits University. 5 April 2017

    Mamokete Matjomane (April 2017) 'The Politics of 'The Piles': contestations of street trading on De Villiers Street'. Taking Streets Seriously Symposium. Wits University, Sturrock Park . 5 April 2017.

    Jesse Harber (April 2017) 'Seeing the better Braamfontein'. GCRO Taking Streets Seriously Symposium. Wits University, 5 April 2017.

    Aidan Mosselson (April 2017) 'Producing urban security: between spectacle and everyday contingency'. Faces of the City Seminar Series, Johannesburg (4 April 2017).

    Christina Culwick (March 2017) 'GCRO’s Quality of Life IV (2015) Survey: Analysing social attitudes, service delivery & quality of life in Gauteng' University of Pretoria 3rd year lecture. Pretoria. 31 March 2017

    Samy Katumba (March 2017) 'GCRO’s Quality of Life IV (2015) Survey: spatial analysis of quality of life in Gauteng' University of Pretoria 3rd year lecture. Pretoria. 31 March 2017

    Gillian Maree (March 2017) panelist on 'Climate solutions through integrated urban planning and development' ICLEI LoCS4Africa congress, Ekurhuleni. 24 March 2017

    Gillian Maree (March 2017) Panelist in session on Climate solutions through integrated urban planning and development. ICLEI LoCS4Africa Congress, Ekurhuleni. 24 March 2017

    Christina Culwick (March 2017) 'The Gauteng and Ekurhuleni context' ICLEI LoCS4Africa congress, Ekurhuleni. 24 March 2017

    Christina Culwick (March 2017) 'Laying the foundations for a green infrastructure approach in the GCR' ICLEI LoCS4Africa congress, Ekurhuleni. 23 March 2017

    Gillian Maree (March 2017) Facilitated GCRO panel session on Green Infrastructure for African Cities, ICLEI LoCS4Africa Congress, Ekurhuleni. 23 March 2017

    Aidan Mosselson (March 2017) 'Building Johannesburg: the praxis of urban regeneration'. BU!LD Johannesburg workshop co-organised by Urban Think Tank, ETH Zurich and UJ Architecture Department. Museum of African Design, 21 March 2017

    Graeme Gotz (March 2017) 'Dialogue of the deaf: competing spatial visions and infrastructure plans in the Gauteng City-Region'. Masters in infrastructure class, University of Cape Town, 16 March 2017

    Gillian Maree (March 2017) 'Sustainability transitions for South African Cities'. Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) Brown Bag Session, 10 March 2017

    Thembani Mkhize (March 2017) 'Beyond creative consumption and destructive display in South Africa's marginalised urban areas: lessons from the Izikhothane Youth Movement'. Symposium on Identity and Consumption in African Cities. University of Cape Town, 9-10 March 2017

    Mncedisi Siteleki (March 2017) 'The applications of GIS and RS: the cases of MARA and the GCRO'. Guest lecture, Department of Historical Studies, National University of Lesotho, 9 March 2017

    Christina Culwick (March 2017) 'Negotiating competing priorities in urban planning & the case of Gauteng’s mega-human settlements' Environmental Policy & Practice UCT Honours course, Cape Town. 8 March 2017

    Samkelisiwe Khanyile (March 2017). ‘Database design’. University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies,Hons Geog 4015, 8 March 2017

    Samkelisiwe Khanyile (March 2017). ‘Geospatial Data Management’. University of the Witwatersrand, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, Hons Geog 4015, 6 March 2017

    Darlington Mushongera (March 2017) 'Difficulties in acquisition of water usage data' GPG Seminar on the Impact of water on job creation for the Gauteng Economy. 2 March 2017.

    Christina Culwick (March 2017) 'QoL survey 2015: city benchmarking' GDID inter-governmental relations workshop, Vanderbijlpark. 2 March 2017

    Samy Katumba (February 2017). 'Gauteng City-Region Observatory: Spatial Data, Spatial Analysis, Geovisualisation and Mapping'. University of the Witwatersrand. GIS Honours lecture. Johannesburg. 17 February 2017.

    Richard Ballard (February 2017) ‘Inclusive Gauteng, a framework document on social cohesion’. Workshop with Gauteng Champions for Social Cohesion the Gauteng Department of Education, Johannesburg. 16 February 2017

    Christian Hamann (February 2017) 'Migration and Livelihoods' Gauteng Migration Strategy Session, Johannesburg. 16 February 2017

    Christina Culwick (February 2017) 'GCRO’s Green Infrastructure research' Sociology in Sciences Po (Paris) Masters Seminar, Johannesburg. 15 February 2017

    Darlington Mushongera (February, 2017) 'Multidimensional Indicator for Vulnerability', Provincial Lecture Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction. Wits School of Governance. 15 February 2017.

    Graeme Gotz (February 2017) 'Understanding the GCR and its key development issues' Sociology in Sciences Po (Paris) Masters Seminar, Johannesburg. 15 February 2017

  • 2016 Open or Close

    Rob Moore (December 2016) ‘Adaptive governance: the importance of the concept’. BRICS+ City Lab Youth in Governance, Moscow. 9 December 2016.

    Thembani Mkhize (December 2016) 'Beyond creative consumption and destructive display in South Africa's marginalised urban areas: Lessons from the Izikhothane Youth Movement'. BRICS+ City Lab Youth in Governance, Moscow. 9 December 2016.

    Jesse Harber (December 2016) ‘The Gauteng City-Region Observatory: providing the evidence for evidence-based policymaking’ BRICS+ City Lab II Colloquium, Moscow. 8 December 2016.

    Christina Culwick (November 2016). ‘Johannesburg perspective: Metabolic flows and futures’. REsource FUtures for sustainable Urbanisation(REFURB) workshop, Sheffield (UK), 22 November 2016

    Graeme Gotz (November 2016). ‘Quality of Life in the GCR: QoL survey 2015’, Gauteng Planning Division, 17 November 2016

    Rob Moore (November 2016). 'Development, governance and performance: The Gauteng City-Region as a hub of innovation' Department of Science and Technology (DST) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) 2016 Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, technology and innovation and the African transformation agenda, Pretoria. 3 November 2016

    Sally Peberdy (October 2016) discussant 'Human movement and its impact on society' Independent Philanthropy Association, Johannesburg. 25 October 2016

    Sally Peberdy (October 2016). ‘Cross border shopping and the City of Johannesburg,’ AFHCO and the City of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, 25 October 2016.

    Graeme Gotz (October 2016). ‘An introduction to GCRO and core GCR issues’. Delegation of visiting University of York Masters in Planning students, 20 October 2016

    Christina Culwick (October 2016). ‘The Gauteng City-Region Observatory’. Shaping informed cities, Habitat III Urban Future event, Quito (Ecuador), 19 October 2016

    Sian Butcher (October 2016) ‘The production of ‘affordable suburbia’ on Johannesburg’s southern edges: reading Walker’s (1981) theory of suburbanization in the postapartheid city’. Workshop on Africa’s New Suburbanisms, JIAS, Joburg. 18 October 2016

    Christina Culwick (October 2016). Invited panellist on ‘Leaving no one behind: Challenges of urban water governance in the global south’. Decision Centre for a Desert City (DCDC), Arizona -State University, 13 October 2016

    Sian Butcher (October 2016) ‘"SA's best-kept investment secret”: the making of the 'affordable' housing market on Johannesburg's edges’. City of Johannesburg’s City Transformation and Spatial Planning directorate. 10 October 2016

    Sally Peberdy (October 2016). ‘Informal entrepreneurship and Gauteng’ ELLA Summit on Informality and Inclusive Growth, Informality and Inclusive Growth Alliance hosted by Development Policy Research Unit and FEDESARROLLO, Centro de Investigación Económica y Social (Colombia), Johannesburg, 5 October 2016

    Christina Culwick (September 2016).’Applying a green infrastructure approach in the Gauteng City-Region’. Keynote address at the 2016 ILASA Conference, Pretoria, 30 September 2016

    Christian Hamann (September 2016) 'The central-south citadel and the dynamic periphery: (de)segregation and inequality in the City of Tshwane, South Africa'. Society of South African Geographers biennial conference, Stellenbosch. 28 September 2016

    Christina Culwick (September 2016).’Making a life in Gauteng Changing economic and household arrangements in a context of rapid urbanisation’. Society of South African Geographers biennial conference in Stellenbosch, 28 September 2016

    Richard Ballard (September 2016) ‘Imagining Gauteng’. Society of South African Geographers biennial conference in Stellenbosch. 26 September 2016

    Richard Ballard (September 2016) ‘Inclusive Gauteng’. Draft framework document on social cohesion presented to Champions for Social Cohesion. Gauteng Social Cohesion Champions Group. 23 September 2016

    Graeme Gotz (September 2016). ‘Quality of Life in the GCR: QoL survey 2015’. Sedibeng Mayoral Lekgotla, 21 September 2016

    Sally Peberdy (September 2016). ‘Quality of life, economy and entrepreneurship in the GCR,’ Strategic planning meeting of the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller, Centurion, 21 September 2016.

    Christina Culwick (September 2016). ‘Enhancing urban resilience through green infrastructure’. Wits University Interdisciplinary Global Change Studies masters course, 15 September 2016.

    Darlington Mushongera (September 2016). ‘A multidimensional poverty index for Gauteng: Evidence from Quality of Life Survey data’. 2016 Human Development Capabilities Association (HDCA) conference in Tokyo, Japan. 2 September 2016.

    Siân Butcher (September 2016) ‘Private equity 'discovers' Johannesburg's housing backlog after the crisis’. RGS-IBG. London, 1 September 2016.

    Richard Ballard (September 2016) ‘Scaling (back) up: South Africa’s policy references to “Mega Human Settlements'’. RGS-IBG. London, 1 September 2016.

    Aidan Mosselson (August 2016) ‘Habitus, capital and the production of space: the spatial praxis of innercity regeneration’ Faces of the City Seminar. 23 August 2016.

    Richard Ballard (August 2016) ‘How did we get here? Mega human settlements as an emerging policy idea’ Gauteng Planning Forum. 18 August 2016.

    Graeme Gotz (Auguest 2016). ‘Quality of Life in the GCR: QoL survey 2015’. Gauteng Provincial Treasury, 11 August 2016

    Rob Moore (August 2016) ‘Institutionalising a city-region: Knowledge for urban futures’. WC2 Summer Symposium, Berlin (9 August 2016)

    Christina Culwick (August 2016) Participated in a panel discussion on the New Urban Agenda. WC2 Summer Symposium, Berlin (8 August 2016)

    Siân Butcher (July 2016) Old monopolies, new money: Producing affordable suburbia on Joburg’s edges’. Understanding the role of urban developers workshop, Johannesburg (27 July 2016)

    Richard Ballard and Phil Harrison (July 2016) ‘Transnational Urbanism: Chinese investors seeking approval to build the ‘New York of Africa’ at Modderfontein’. Understanding the role of urban developers workshop, Johannesburg (26 July 2016)

    Aidan Mosselson (July 2016) 'Ethnographic explorations of urban policy-making and implementation processes: An introduction'. RC 21 Conference: The transgressive city, Mexico (22 July 2016)

    Darlington Mushongera (July 2016) 'Contracting-out of water services: Bureaucratic experiences in the City of Johannesburg and Mogale City municipalities'. RC 21 Conference: The transgressive city, Mexico (22 July 2016)

    Sally Peberdy (July 2016) 'Cross border migrant and South African informal sector entrepreneurs in Gauteng'. Meeting of REDI3×3, Cape Town (21 July 2016)

    Sian Butcher (July 2016) 'The making of the affordable housing market: a research reflection'. Wits City Institute (21 July 2016)

    Sian Butcher (July 2016) 'SA's best-kept investment secret: the making of the affordable housing market'. Faces of the City Seminar (19 July 2016)

    Sally Peberdy (July 2016) 'The state, nationhood, belonging, exclusion and business in South Africa' at the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Poznan, Poland (15 July 2016)

    Richard Ballard and Mncedisi Siteleki (July 2016) Quality of Life in the GCR: QoL survey 2015. Strategic planning session for law enforcement agencies (13 July 2016)

    Guy Trangoš (July 2016). ‘Deepening division in Johannesburg’, Contested Cities Conference, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (6 July 2016).

    Sian Butcher (June 2016) ‘Greenfield affordable housing’, Urban Design (UDISA) conference, Tshwane (13 June 2016)

    Guy Trangoš (June 2016). 'Introducing the Gauteng City-Region’, Washington University, St. Louis, Master of Urban Design study trip to South Africa, 8 June 2016.

    Richard Ballard (June 2016). ‘Imagining Gauteng’. GCRO Brown Bag Seminar (8 June 2016)

    Graeme Gotz and Christina Culwick (June 2016). ‘Quality of Life in the GCR: QoL survey 2015’. Gauteng Provincial EXCO Lekgotla (6 June 2016)

    Guy Trangoš (May 2016). 'Introducing the Gauteng City-Region’, Northeastern University, Undergraduate study trip to South Africa, 16 May 2016.

    Graeme Gotz (May 2016). Participated in a panel discussion at the SALGA national Executive Management Team (EMT) Lekgotla (12 May 2016).

    Graeme Gotz (April 2016). ‘A context of spatial inequality and division’. Gauteng Provincial Government Eminent Persons Group on Social Cohesion and Nation Building (25 April 2016)

    Sally Peberdy (April 2016) 'Xenophobia and homophobia in the GCR', Gauteng Provincial Government Eminent Persons Group on Social Cohesion and Nation Building (25 April 2016)

    Richard Ballard (April 2016) (co authored with Romain Dittgen, Phil Harrison, Mike Makwela, Alison Todes). ‘Contested spatial visions: Mega Projects in Johannesburg, South Africa’. Project workshop at UCL (21 April 2016)

    Guy Trangoš (April 2016). ‘Visualising the Gauteng City-Region’, University of Johannesburg, Bachelors of Technology Class, 7 April 2016.

    Darlington Mushongera (April 2016) 'Data and knowledge production the City of Johannesburg'. Sheffield Institute for International Development SIID Conference, Sheffield (April, 2016

    Darlington Mushongera, Caryn Abrahams & Zayd Ebrahim (March 2016) ‘A “Caring City”: What matters everyday to ordinary people’, South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (19 March 2016)

    Guy Trangoš (March 2016) ‘Claiming Johannesburg: Urban heritage and acts of symbolic appropriation’, South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (19 March 2016)

    Caryn Abrahams (March 2016) ‘Forgotten ‘Communities’: Recentering urban politics on realities of social discontent’, South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (19 March 2016)

    Graeme Gotz (March 2016). ‘Managing Bad Buildings in Inner City Johannesburg: Government practice and the agency of systems’. South African City Studies Conference, Durban (19 March 2016).

    Graeme Gotz (March 2016). ‘Constituting a Dialogue of the Deaf: An institutional ethnography of competing paradigms in Gauteng's mega-human settlements’. South African City Studies Conference, Durban (18 March 2016).

    Sally Peberdy (2016) 'Mega human settlements in Gauteng: ameliorating or stimulating peripherality?’. South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (18 March 2016).

    Richard Ballard and Margot Rubin (March 2016) ‘A big solution to a big problem? Mega Human Settlements as a policy idea’. South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (18 March 2016).

    Christina Culwick (March 2016). ‘Juggling sustainability and justice trade-offs in Gauteng’s mega human settlement plans’. South African City Studies Conference, Durban, 18 March 2016.

    Darlington Mushongera (March 2016) 'Contracting-Out of Water Services: Bureaucratic experiences in the City of Johannesburg and Mogale City municipalities’, South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (18 March 2016)

    Claudious Chikozho & Joel Houdet (March 2016) ‘Transitioning to a Green Economy in the Gauteng City-Region: Assessing local municipalities’ readiness', South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (18 March 2016)

    Guy Trangoš (March 2016) ‘Movement Johannesburg and Movement Cape Town’ (as part of the book celebration), South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban (17 March 2016)

    Graeme Gotz (March 2016). ‘Transport governance in the Gauteng City Region’. GPG conference Transport Authorities, 9 March 2016.

    Sally Peberdy (March 2016). Invited panelist, Gauteng Policy, Research and Strategy Forum, Johannesburg, 2 March 2016.

    Graeme Gotz (February 2016). ‘Key human settlements questions and relevant (spatial) datasets for the GCR’, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency Human Settlements Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop, 25 February 2016.

    Sally Peberdy (February 2016), 'Presentation to the Grocery Retail Commission Inquiry of the Competition Commission', Pretoria, 22 February 2016.

    Graeme Gotz (January 2016). (On behalf of the Brookings Institution) ‘South Africa’s global gateway: Profiling the Gauteng City-Region’s international competitiveness and connections’, Gauteng Economic Development Workshop, 28 January 2016.

  • 2015 Open or Close

    Sally Peberdy (December 2015). ‘Migrant entrepreneurs in the informal sector of Johannesburg’, round table hosted by the Ambassadors of Sweden and the Federal Republic of Somalia, 8 December 2015

    Samy Katumba (November 2015). ‘Telling the story of the Gauteng City-Region through a map of the month’. Geoinformation Society of South Africa (GISSA-Gauteng), Pretoria, 26th November 2015

    Graeme Gotz (November 2015). Panel member on a commission entitled ‘New spatial paradigm for the GCR – Spatial re-structuring and transformation’, Gauteng Spatial Planning Summit, 24 November 2015

    Samy Katumba (November 2015). ‘Telling the story of the Gauteng City-Region through a map of the month’ ESRI Africa User Conference, Cape Town, 11-13 November 2015

    Samy Katumba (November 2015). ‘A new age for web GIS applications in the GCR', Cape Town, 11-13 November 2015

    Guy Trangoš (October 2015). ‘EcoMobility online survey interim results’, EcoMobility Press Conference, City of Johannesburg, 30 October 2015.

    Graeme Gotz (October 2015). ‘Overview of government and governance: with a focus on the Gauteng City-Region’. Visiting delegation of Indian civil servants on a study tour organized by the Indian Instituted of Human Settlements (IIHS), Johannesburg, 19 October 2015.

    Richard Ballard (October 2015). ‘An ontology of aspiration’ Aspiration, Belonging and Exclusion, WISER workshop, 7-8 October.

    Chris Wray (October 2015) ‘Showcasing urban innovation through GCRO’s urban data gallery’, Partnership for Urban innovation Colloquium, Ekurhuleni, 1 October 2015.

    Chikozho, C. & Mushongera D. (September 2015). 'The Missing Link: Articulating the Disjuncture between Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion in the Gauteng City-Region'. Paper & Poster Presented at the World Social Sciences Forum, Durban International Conference Centre, 13-16 September 2015.

    Darlington Mushongera (September 2015). ‘The GCRO Barometer’, Human Development Capability Association (HDCA) Conference 2015, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 11 September 2015.

    Kerry Bobbins (September 2015). ‘Acid mine drainage and its governance in the Gauteng City-Region’, South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Gauteng Province Executive Committee Quarterly Meeting, Johannesburg, 11 September 2015.

    Christina Culwick (September 2015). ‘Green infrastructure in the Gauteng City-Region: Sustainable development and green job opportunities’, Promoting Green Jobs in the Natural Resources Sector Course, DBSA, 10 September 2015.

    Guy Trangoš (September 2015). ‘Claiming Johannesburg: urban heritage and acts of symbolic appropriation’, EUGEO 2015 conference, Budapest, 2 September 2015.

    Caryn Abrahams (August 2015). ‘The future depends on now: Forecasting social attitudes’, CANRAD Conference, “Non-racialism: Debates and controversies”, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 29 August 2015.

    Christina Culwick (August 2015). ‘Social justice and sustainability transitions in the Gauteng City-Region’, RC21 Conference, Urbino, Italy, 28 August 2015.

    Graeme Gotz (August 2015). ‘Urbanisation and its implications: appropriate policy responses’. Isandla National Roundtable: Transforming the urban landscape, Cape Town, 27 August 2015

    Chris Wray (August 2015) ‘Analysing key challenges in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR) through a range of GIS outputs, applications and open data’, GPG GIS forum, 27 August 2015.

    Guy Trangoš (August 2015). ‘What Smart City?’ Panel chair, Smart | City | Region Symposium, 26 August 2015.

    Richard Ballard (August 2015). ‘The policy idea of mega human settlements in Gauteng’ Conference Organised by the Research Project on Employment, Income Distribution and Inclusive Growth, University of Cape Town, 17-18 August.

    Christina Culwick (August 2015). ‘Green growth transitions through a green infrastructure approach at the local government level: case study of the Gauteng City-Region’, West Rand District municipality Green IQ/Climate change dialogue, Randfontein, 14 August 2015.

    Christina Culwick (August 2015). ‘Facilitating the uptake of a green infrastructure approach in municipal planning: the case of the Gauteng City-Region’, Impumelelo Master Class in Public Service Excellence, Johannesburg, 13 August 2015.

    Guy Trangoš (August 2015). ‘Johannesburg: Dislocation | Fragmentation and An Introduction to the GCR / GCRO', Department of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, FADA, 11 August 2015.

    Kerry Bobbins (August 2015). ‘Incorporating green infrastructure into Gauteng City-Region planning‘, Solid Green, Johannesburg, 7 August 2015.

    Chris Wray (August 2015). ‘Spatial statistical analysis of dissatisfaction with the performance of local government in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’, South African Geomatics Indaba, Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, 11-13 August 2015.

    Caryn Abrahams (August 2015). ‘Global anti-racism networks: structure, ethos and institutional makeup’, Anti-Racism Network South Africa Workshop, Johannesburg, 1 August 2015.

    Caryn Abrahams (July 2015). ‘The myth of multiculturalism in the church: structural anti-racism’, Jesuit Institute seminar on “Racism: The Conversations We Are Not Having”, Parktown, 28 July 2015

    Claudious Chikozho (July 2015). ‘Revisiting Africa's political economy landscape: comparatively articulating the national macro-economic policy and institutional trajectories of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe’. Paper presented at the UNECA regional conference on Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa, Kievits Kroon, Pretoria, 20-23 July 2015.

    Kerry Bobbins (July 2015). ‘Incorporating green infrastructure into Gauteng City-Region planning‘, University of the Witwatersrand’s Global Change Masters Programme, Johannesburg, 22 July 2015.

    Graeme Gotz (July 2015). ‘Spatial inequality and financial sustainability in the Gauteng City Region’. National Treasury City Budget Forum, Pretoria, 8 July 2015.

    Graeme Gotz (July 2015). ‘Overview of the GCRO and its work’, Johannesburg City Improvement District (CID) Forum, Johannesburg, 7 July 2015

    Graeme Gotz (July 2015). ‘Urban development issues in the Gauteng City-Region’. National Treasury Pre-Budget Stakeholder Engagement Forum, Pretoria, 2 July 2015

    Graeme Gotz (July 2015). ‘The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF)’. UCT Mphil in Development Policy & Practice, Cape Town, 1 July 2015

    Kerry Bobbins (June 2015). ‘Promoting the provision of sustainable infrastructure through a green infrastructure planning approach in the Gauteng City-Region’, CSIR Seminar on Sustainable Infrastructure, Tshwane, 25 June 2015.

    Chris Wray (June 2015). ‘The potential of an African Urban Observatory and mapping the way forward’, African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum, CSIR International convention centre, Tshwane, 23 June 2015.

    Richard Ballard (June 2015) Panelist for the Antipode-sponsored ‘Institute for Geographies of Justice’, Johannesburg.

    Christina Culwick (May 2015). ‘Green growth transitions through a green infrastructure approach at the local government level: Case study for the Gauteng City-Region’, International Conference on Innovation and Sustainability, Ekurhuleni, 28 May 2015.

    Kerry Bobbins (May 2015). ‘Green growth transitions through a green infrastructure approach at the local government level’,ESCP Europe, Berlin, 28 May 2015.

    Sally Peberdy (May 2015). ‘Xenophobia and the GCR’, Gauteng Provincial Government EXCO Lekgotla, Velmore Estate, 27 May 2015.

    David Everatt (May 2015). ‘Public perceptions regarding progress after one year in office’, Gauteng Provincial Government EXCO Lekgotla, Velmore Estate, 27 May 2015.

    Koech Cheruiyot (May 2015). ‘Spatial statistical analysis of dissatisfaction with the performance of local government in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’, 2nd International Conference on Applied Methods in Social Sciences: People, Goods and Regions in a Globalized World, Poznan, Poland, 22-23 May 2015.

    Chris Wray (May 2015). ‘GCRO Ward profile viewer’, Gauteng Ntirhisano Service Delivery War Room, Midvaal, 21 May 2015.

    Guy Trangoš (May 2015). ‘Planetary Urbanism and the GCR’, Department of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, FADA, 20 May 2015.

    Darlington Mushongera (May 2015). ‘Caring Cities Barometer’, special session at the Metropolis Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 17 May 2015.

    Sally Peberdy (April 2015). ‘Migrant entrepreneurs in the City of Johannesburg’, GCRO Brown Bag Lunch Seminar, 29 April 2015.

    Richard Ballard (April 2015) Panelist ‘Middle Class, Consuming Class?’ organised by the Wits ‘Critical Research in Consumer Culture’ network.

    Sally Peberdy (March 2015). ‘Migrant entrepreneurs in the City of Johannesburg’, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg, 25 March 2015.

    Sally Peberdy (March 2015). ‘Perceptions Racism & Xenophobia in the GCR’, Gauteng APRM Provincial Governing Council, Johannesburg 19 March 2015.

    David Everatt (March 2015). input to Gauteng provincial legislature ‘Thought Leadership Series’ on ‘Reflecting on 20 years of Public participation’, GPL, 3 March 2015.

    Caryn Abrahams (March 2015). ‘Considering the business of social cohesion: relational equality vs. distributive equality’, University of Pretoria, Department of Politics. Expert input on a project working group on ‘Transitional justice and social cohesion’, 19 March 2015.

    Kerry Bobbins and Christina Culwick (February 2015). presented ‘Enhancing urban resilience through GI’ at the launch of the DST/NRF Urban resilience thinking for municipalities, 16 February 2015.

    Sally Peberdy (February 2015). ‘ Migrant entrepreneurs in the City of Johannesburg: negotiating xenophobia?’ Institute of Security Studies seminar ‘Xenophobia in South Africa: myths and realities,’ Pretoria, 13 February 2015.

    Caryn Abrahams (February 2015). ‘Strategic planning for social cohesion’, Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, 11 February 2015.

    Sally Peberdy (February 2015). ‘Migrant entrepreneurs in the City of Johannesburg’ at GCRO/ACC/SAMP workshop ‘Urban informality and Migrqnt Entrepreneurship in Southern African Cities’, Cape Town, 9 February 2015.

    Caryn Abrahams (February 2015). ‘Non-racialism at a dead end? What do the surveys say?’ Kathrada Foundation Colloquium, 7 February 2015.

    David Everatt (February 2015). ‘Public attitudes to key issues facing Gauteng’, provincial Cabinet Lekgotla, Misty Hills Hotel, February 2015.

    Sally Peberdy (January 2015). Participant in conversation ‘Wits Responds to the Events in Soweto’, Wits Business School, 30 January 2015.

  • 2014 Open or Close
    Caryn Abrahams (November 2014). ‘South Africa 20 years after democracy’. European Centre of the Mediterranean. Barcelona, 22-26 November 2014
    Caryn Abrahams (October 2014). ‘Imagining the nation: 20 Years of nation-building in South-Africa', Reconciliation in South Africa after 20 Years of Democracy author workshop, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). 30 October 2014

    Sally Peberdy (October 2014). ‘Social Protection and Cross Border Traders in the SADC’, Southern African Social Protection Experts Network, 29 October 2014

    Darlington Mushongera (October 2014). ‘GCRO Barometer’ at a conference Beyond GDP: Innovative ideas on a regional dashboard, hosted by the Governance Innovation Institute, University of Pretoria, 28-29 October 2014
    Chris Wray was invited to speak on smart cities at the ‘Common purpose global leadership student workshop on smart cities’ at the City of Johannesburg, 27 November 2014.
    Sally Peberdy (October 2014). ‘Keynote address: Migration and Development’ High Level Seminar Managing Migration for Development, African-European Parliamentary Dialogue on Migration and Development, AU & AWEPA, 3 October 2014.

    Darlington Mushongera (September 2014). ‘Crafting and managing water service in a polarised city – the case of Johannesburg’,Nordic Africa Days Conference, Sweden, 26-27 September 2014

    Darlington Mushongera (September 2014). ‘Crafting and managing water service in a polarised city – the case of Johannesburg’, Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA). workshop on Political Economy / Public Choice Economics workshop, Soweto Hotel, Johannesburg, 18-19 September 2014

    David Everatt (September 2014). ‘Youth 20 years into democracy: who cares?’ Youth work Symposium – Youth as Agents of Change & Transformation, Department of Practical Theology, University of Stellenbosch, 4 September 2014

    Kerry Bobbins (September 2014). ‘Towards a guideline green infrastructure plan for the Gauteng City-Region’. Section 80 Committee: Environmental Management Meeting, West Rand District Municipality, 3 September 2014.
    Christina Culwick (August 2014). ‘Navigating the co-production process: Reflections from the Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s Green Infrastructure Citylab’. RGS-IBG annual conference, 29 August 2014.

    Caryn Abrahams (August 2014). ‘Envisaging and enacting the national project twenty years after democracy’, RGS-IGB Conference, London, 27-29 August

    Co-authored poster (Kavesha Damon, Sally Peberdy & Chris Wray). ‘Visualising core and peripheral areas in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’ was shown at the RGS-IBG conference, London, 27-29 August 2014

    Graeme Gotz (August 2014). chaired a panel discussion on inner city regeneration at the Tshwane Urban Design Seminar, 22 August 2014

    Guy Trangoš (August 2014). chaired a panel discussion at the Tshwane Urban Design Seminar, 22 August 2014.

    Kerry Bobbins (August 2014). 'Building a Green Infrastructure concept and process for the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’.International Geographers Union (IGU). Regional Conference, 19 August 2014.

    Darlington Mushongera (August 2014). ‘GCRO Barometer’, GCRO’s Quality of Life III launch event, 14 August 2014

    Kerry Bobbins (June 2014). ‘Investigating the financial vulnerability of households to mine residue areas in the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’. Society of South African Geographers (SSAG). Conference, 26 June 2014.

    David Everatt (June 2014). ‘Initial findings from the 2013 Quality of Life survey’, Extended Provincial Cabinet Lekgotla, 19 June 2014.

    David Everatt attended the 1994-2014: Twenty years of South African Democracy Conference in Oxford, England (24-26 April 2014). where he gave three presentations:

    - ‘The state of the Gauteng City-region’
    - ‘Non-racialism in South Africa today’
    - ‘Politics, polling and social change in South Africa: The fight for Gauteng in Election 2014’

    GCRO was well represented at the Southern Africa City Studies Conference, cohosted by CUBES and the African Centre for Cities in Johannesburg from 27-29 March 2014: - Kerry Bobbins presented a paper, ‘Mapping green infrastructure networks of the Gauteng City-Region, South Africa’, and participated in a panel on ‘The Post-Mining Studio: Studio as collaboration; Studio as exploration’;
    - Christina Culwick chaired a session and presented a paper, ‘Transitions to Non-Motorised Transport in the Gauteng City Region’;
    - Graeme Gotz and Chris Wray each presented on a panel on ‘Spatial Transformations in Johannesburg: Materialities and Subjectivities in Urban Spatial Change’;
    - Graeme Gotz was discussant on a panel on ‘Co-producing knowledge for tricky transitions: Urban experimentation and innovation in Cape Town’;
    - Potsiso Phasha presented his photo-essay ‘Scavenger Economies of the Mine Dumps’.

    Guy Trangos and Graeme Gotz (March 2015). presented on a panel, ‘Mapping, Justice and Sustainability’, at the Columbia University Studio-X Johannesburg Launch, 15 March 2014.

    Darlington Mushongera presented Quality of Life III to Sedibeng Municipality, 4 March 2015.

    Kerry Bobbins (February 2014). ‘State of Green Infrastructure in the Gauteng City-Region’. JCP Valuing Natural Capital Dialogue, 26 February

    Kerry Bobbins (February 2014). ‘Valuing green infrastructure and existing spatial data challenges’. GCRO Citylab, 20 February

    Kerry Bobbins (February 2014). ‘Investigating acid mine drainage and its governance as part of the broader mining landscape legacy in the GCR’. Post-mining landscapes of the Witwatersrand seminar, 19 February

    Sally Peberdy (February 2014). ‘Monitoring Small Scale Cross Border Trade in Southern Africa: Contributions, Costs and Opportunities’ at the SAMP/GCRO/ACC/IMRC/IDRC workshop ‘Urban informality and migrant entrepreneurship in Southern African cities, Cape town 10-11 February 2014.

    Chris Wray (February 2014). ‘GIS for spatial analysis and data visualisation in the Gauteng City-Region’, IEB teachers conference, 1 February 2014

    Christina Culwick (January 2014). ‘GCR overview’ for UP Leadership in Urban Transformation course, 29 January 2014
    Chris Wray (November 2014). ‘Open data + smart cities + smart province = smart city-region?’, Joburg City Power IEC SEG 1 - Work Group 7 workshop, 25 November 2014.
  • 2013 Open or Close

    Kerry Bobbins (December 2013). ’The legacy and prospects of the Gauteng City-Region’s mining landscapes’. Sustainable Cities Conference, 4th December 2013

    Christina Culwick (November 2013). 'A multidisciplinary approach to understanding disaster risk: the case study of flood disasters in Ekurhuleni' at the Southern African Adaptation Colloquium in Cape Town, 25 November 2013

    Chris Wray (November 2013). 'GIS for spatial analysis and data visualization in the Gauteng City-Region', Statistics South Africa GIS day, Pretoria, 20 November 2013

    Guy Trangoš (November 2013). 'Johannesburg: Dislocation | Fragmentation and An Introduction to the GCR / GCRO' , Opening of the Johannesburg component of the [In]formal City Berlin-Johannesburg Exchange, 18 November 2013

    David Everatt (November 2013). ‘State of the Gauteng City Region 2013’, Gauteng Advisory Council, 15 November 2013

    David Everatt (November 2013). ‘GCR past, present and future’, Gauteng SMS Conference, 14 November 2013

    Kerry Bobbins (November 2013). ‘State of the Green Infrastructure Report and GIS data constraints’, CoJ user group and spatial information steering committee, 13 November 2013

    Darlington Mushongera (October 2013). 'The GCR barometer', GCRO Day / Launch of the 2013 State of City-Region Review, 25 October 2013

    Guy Trangoš (October 2013). 'New spaces of transport in the GCR: a Gautrain analysis' , GCRO Day / Launch of the 2013 State of City-Region Review, 25 October 2013

    Christina Culwick (October 2013). 'Non-motorised transport in the GCR', GCRO Day / Launch of the 2013 State of City-Region Review, 25 October 2013

    Kerry Bobbins (October 2013). ‘Investigating acid mine drainage and its governance in the Gauteng City-Region’, GCRO Day / Launch of the 2013 State of City-Region Review, 25 October 2013.

    Chris Wray and Christina Culwick (October 2013). ‘Spatial transformation across the Gauteng City-Region’, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation's "Lost in Transformation?” Conference, 9 October 2013.

    Chris Wray (September 2013). ‘Smart cities + smart province = smart city-region?’. G2055 business lab, 17 September 2013.

    Sally Peberdy (September 2013). ‘Social protection for informal cross-border traders’, inaugural international conference of the Southern African Social Protection Experts Network (also hosted by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung). Social protection for those working informally: Social & income (in). security in the informal economy, 16 September 2013

    Graeme Gotz (September 2013). ‘Socio-economic trends in the Cradle of Humankind’ Wits colloquium on Inclusive Economic Growth in the Cradle of Humankind, 13 September 2013.

    David Everatt (September 2013). ‘What we know: the GCR today’ Premier’s Co-ordinating Forum, Springs, (September 2013). 'Long-term quality of life analysis in Gauteng’ to RC55 (Social Indicators Research Committee of the ISA). mid-term conference on Social Indicators, Hague, Netherlands, 12 September 2013

    Graeme Gotz (September 2013). ‘Resource crises and infrastructure transitions’, Gauteng Planning Forum, 10 September 2013

    Sally Peberdy (July 2013). ‘Internal and cross border migration in Gauteng focusing on the City of Johannesburg’, City of Johannesburg Business Forum, 25 July 2013

    Guy Trangoš (July 2013). ‘Johannesburg: Dislocation | Fragmentation’. Brightest Young Minds Summit, Johannesburg, 25 July 2013


    Chris Wray (July 2013). ‘Collaboration opportunities for spatial analysis and data visualisation in the Gauteng City-Region’. Wits School of Statistics & Actuarial Science lunchtime seminar series, 25 July 2013

    Graeme Gotz, Alexis Shaffler and Kerry Bobbins (July 2013). ‘Governing resource flows in the Gauteng City-Region’. Presented at the 19th International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRC19). Conference, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch, 3 July 2013

    David Everatt presented ‘The GCR: What we know’ to multiple audiences including the ANC and DA provincial caucuses over June and July 2013

    Graeme Gotz (June 2013). Closing synthesis at Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE). workshop Cities of Hope, 27 June 2013

    Graeme Gotz (June 2013). 'West Rand social and economictrends and dynamics', West Rand Transformation Committee, 18 June 2013

    Kerry Bobbins (May 2013). ‘Beneath the surface: investigating Acid Mine Drainage (AMD). and its governance in the Gauteng City-Region (GCR).’. Presented at the Faces of the City Seminar Series hosted by the Wits School of Architecture and Planning, 14 May 2013

    David Everatt (May 2013). was the keynote speaker at the ESRI South Africa Summit conference held at the Champagne Sports Resort, Drakensburg, 8-9 May 2013.

    Graeme Gotz & Alexis Schäffler (April 2013). ‘Conundrums of an emerging green economy in the Gauteng City-Region’, at an international workshop at Royal Holloway, London, Bearing the brunt of environmental change: understanding climate adaptation and transformation challenges in African cities, 16-17 April 2013

    Annsilla Nyar (March 2013). ‘A critical examination of anti-Indian racism’, India in Africa: new frontiers in South-South relations conference hosted jointly by the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF). in Tanzania and the Department of Political Science (Africana Studies and International Studies). at Vassar College, New York State, 15-17th March 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Guy Trangoš (April 2013). ‘Architecture and the City’, Faces of the City Seminar, Wits University, 2 April at Wits University

    Sally Peberdy (March 2013). ‘Who was a real white South African? The South African state, whiteness and national identity’, University of Johannesburg, Whitewash 1: Negotiating whiteness in 21st century South Africa, 19-20 March 2013

    Alexis Schäffler (February 2013). ‘Urban Age Electric City Report Back to DST / NRF Resilient Cities group’, 14 February 2013

    Alexis Schäffler (February 2013). ‘The State of Green Infrastructure in the Gauteng City-Region’, Gauteng Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan Workshop, 8 February 2013

    Graeme Gotz & Alexis Schaffler (February 2013). ‘Conundrums for an emerging green regional economy: The Gauteng City-Region’, KZN Green Growth Conference, ICC Durban, 5 February 2013

  • 2012 Open or Close

    Josephine Musango (November 2012). ‘Modelling green economy’, 1st National Conference on Global Change, Birchwood Conference Centre, 26-28 November 2012

    Graeme Gotz and Chris Wray (November 2012).‘Demographic modelling and the implications of the results from census’ and ‘Modelling urban spatial change: a preliminary review of South African Initiatives’ respectively, joint workshop on Spatial and demographic modelling for G2055, arranged by GCRO and the Gauteng Planning Commission, 23 November 2012

    Josephine Musango (November 2012). ‘Understanding and measuring urban metabolism: the GCR perspective’, AFD-Wits Roundtable, Sustainability in Johannesburg and its wider metropolitan region, 7-8 November 2012, on her research

    Sally Peberdy (October 2012). ‘A province of migrants? Internal and cross border migration in Gauteng’, African Centre for Migration Studies, Wits University, 30 October 2012.

    Sally Peberdy (October 2012). ‘Migration & migration policy: Reflections on migration & xenophobia in the GCRO Quality of Life Survey II’, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Conference, Unity and Diversity: What does it Mean for Nation-building and Non-racialism, 12 October 2012

    David Everatt (October 2012). ‘The black middle class and the future of politics in South Africa’, Brazil/Indian/South Africa workshop on the nature and role of middle classes in emerging democracies, funded by the CDE, Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 7-11.

    Annsilla Nyar (September 2012).‘Nation-building, Africanism and the 2010 FIFA World Cup: what did they do for social cohesion in post-apartheid South Africa?’ Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES). seminar, 26 September 2012.

    Alexis Schäffler (September 2012). ‘Sustainably managing storm water in Johannesburg’, NRF/GCRO/CUBES Faces of the City Seminar Series, 25 September 2012

    Annsilla Nyar (September 2012). successfully presented her PhD proposal ‘An examination of anti-Indian racism in post-apartheid South Africa’, to an open meeting of the Department of Political Studies at Wits University, 13 September 2012.

    Maryna Storie (August 2012). ‘Acid Mine Drainage: facts and future’, CUBES seminar, 16 August 2012

    Graeme Gotz and Chris Wray (July 2012). ‘The GCRO’s 2011 Quality of Life Survey: early transport analysis’, presented to a GPG Department of Roads and Transport workshop on the proposed 25-year transport master plan, 12 July 2012 (slides for this presentation were prepared by Prof Christo Venter and added to by Graeme Gotz and Chris Wray).

    Annsilla Nyar (July 2012). ‘Some new perspectives on Indian South Africans and non-“racialism”, 22nd World Congress of Political Science ‘Reshaping Power and shifting boundaries’ of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Madrid, 8-12 July 2012

    Josephine Musango (June 2012). ‘GCRO’s metabolic flows and infrastructure transitions work’, CUBES Urban Sustainability Theme meeting held at School of Architecture and Planning, Wits University, 28 June 2012

    Alexis Schäffler (June 2012).’Green infrastructure trends and research in the Gauteng City-Region’, CUBES Urban Sustainability Theme Roundtable Discussion, 28 June 2012

    Maryna Storie (June 2012). ‘The choices we make determine the path we take: vulnerability of low income settlements in the GCR’, City of Johannesburg Disaster Management Advisory Forum, 22 June 2012

    Sally Peberdy (June 2012). ‘Making a home? Migrants in the Gauteng City Region (GCR).’ Society of South African Geographers Conference, Cape Town, 22 June 2012.

    Maryna Storie (June 2012). ‘Intersections between disaster risk and settlement types’, GCRO-ACC-SI workshop, 13-15 June 2012, Stellenbosch

    Josephine Musango (June 2012). ‘Conceptual foundations and approaches to urban metabolism assessment’, GCRO-ACC-SI workshop, 13-15 June 2012, Stellenbosch

    Alexis Schäffler (June 2012). ’Green infrastructure trends and research in the Gauteng City-Region: Head in the Clouds – Reflections on managing storm water as a resource’, GCRO-ACC-SI workshop, 13-15 June 2012, Stellenbosch

    Josephine Musango, Alexis Schaffler, Darlington Mushongera, and Maryna Storie (June 2012). ‘Towards assessing the metabolism of Gauteng City-Region’, GCRO-ACC-SI workshop, 13-15 June 2012, Stellenbosch

    Graeme Gotz (June 2012). ‘Infrastructure transitions in Jo’burg – failing to use a crisis?’ GCRO-ACC-SI workshop, 13-15 June 2012, Stellenbosch

    Chris Wray, (June 2012). ‘A city-regional observatory perspective: GCRO spatial data initiatives, GCRO GIS website & g-government ', South Africa Geospatial Forum conference, 6 June 2012

    Maryna Storie (June 2012). ‘Acid Mine Drainage in the Gauteng City-Region: some of the facts and concerns’, City of Johannesburg Ward Councillor Meeting, 1 June 2012

    David Everatt, (May 2012). 'Quality of Life in the Gauteng City-Region: 2011 findings', GPG Lekgotla, 22 May 2012

    Maryna Storie (May 2012). ‘Intersections between sustainability and vulnerability in the Gauteng City-Region: the role of the GCRO’, South African National Disaster Management Centre and the World Bank: Disaster Management Specialist Unit for East Asia & the Pacific Infrastructure, 11 May 2012

    David Everatt, (April 2012). 'Youth as a 'ring of fire'', Wits Colloquium responding to the NPC, 25 April 2012

    Maryna Storie (April 2012). ‘Dolomite issues in the Gauteng City-Region: preparing for community engagement’, Workshop with community leaders of the Protea South settlement and land planners, 13 April 2012.

    Alexis Schäffler (April 2012). ’Green infrastructure research in the Gauteng City-Region’, Virginia Tech-GCRO Research Visit, 11-12 April 2012.

    Alexis Schäffler (April 2012). ’Green infrastructure research in the Gauteng City-Region’, MIT-GCRO Research Visit, 4 April 2012.

    Graeme Gotz, (April 2012). 'Secondary cities: criteria for segmentation – indicators and data', The Differentiated Approach to Local Government: “South Africa’s Secondary Cities” Launch & Conversation, South African Cities Network (SACN). and SALGA, 3 April 2012

    Maryna Storie (March 2012). ‘Dolomite risk in the Gauteng City-Region’, Gauteng Provincial Department of Local Government and Housing: Provincial Cross-boundary Forum, 28 March 2012

  • 2011 Open or Close

    Alexis Schaffler, Graeme Gotz & Josephine Musongo (November 2011). ‘Current Research and initiatives for a Green Gauteng City Region’, SACN, DBSA Infrastructure Dialogues, Infrastructure and Greening the Future, 16 November 2011

    Josephine Musongo, Alexis Schaffler & Graeme Gotz (November 2011). ‘Current Research and initiatives for a Green Gauteng City Region', SACN and DBSA Infrastructure Dialogue on Infrastructure and Greening the Future, 16 November 2011

    Annsilla Nyar (October 2011). ‘Inside or Outside the Academy: Examining the Possibilities for a Scholarship of Engagement’, University of Fort Hare/Rhodes University/NRF/HSRC/ conference, Community Engagement: The Changing Role of Higher Education in Development, 7-10 November 2011

    Maryna Storie successfully presented her PhD proposal to the WITS School of Architecture and Planning and external readers on 3 November 2011. The proposal is due to be formally submitted on 5 December 2011

    Graeme Gotz (October 2011). 'Green economy transitions: Gauteng’s Green Strategic Programme', South African National Bio-Diversity Institute (SANBI). Grassland Forum conference on Powering the Green Economy, 19 October 2011

    Annsilla Nyar (October 2011). ‘Some new perspectives on ‘Indian’ South Africans and ‘non-racialism’: Findings from the AKF/GCRO Focus Groups’, Ahmed Kathrada Non-racialism Conference: Non-racialism in post-apartheid South Africa: Contemporary meanings and relevance, 13 October 2011

    Chris Wray (September 2011). ‘Developing a Web 2.0 GIS website for the Gauteng City-Region’, 13th annual conference on World Wide Web applications, Johannesburg, 14-16 September 2011

    Maryna Storie (September 2011). ‘Addressing urban disaster risk and resilience through a green lens’, National Disaster Management Institute of South Africa (DMISA). Annual Conference, Somerset West, 13-16 September 2011

    Maryna Storie (September 2011). ‘Representations of space: a case of karst, community and change in the urban landscape’, ACC/CUBES Cities Conference, Cape Town, 7-9 September 2011

    Maryna Storie (September 2011). ‘Representations of space: a case of karst, community and change in the urban landscape’, ACC/CUBES Cities Conference, Cape Town, 7-9 September 2011

    David Everatt presented a summary of GCRO’s work to the winter political school of the tripartite alliance Provincial Executive Committees in September 2011

    Graeme Gotz (June 2011). ‘Understanding and preserving metropolitan governance’, presentation to Metros: the key to South Africa’s Growth Roundtable, organised by the Municipal Demarcation Board, 9 June 2011

    Graeme Gotz and Alexis Schaffler (May 2011). ‘Gauteng’s green economy strategy’, presentation to a conference organised by the national Department of Economic Development, as part of a panel on the ‘Green Economy: case studies of technology developments in South Africa’, 30 May 2011

    David Everatt served on a panel which included Deputy Minister Yunus Carrim, Aubrey Matshiqui and others, convened by the Helen Suzman Foundation, to discuss the state and future of local government on the eve of the local government elections held in May 2011

    David Everatt, (May 2011). 'The developmental state on the ground: Co-ordination and integration in South African governance' presented at a workshop on States, Development and Global Governance at the University of Wisconsin Law School, May 2011

    Chris Wray (April 2011). ‘GCRO GIS website development – lessons learnt’, GeoInformation Society of South Africa (GISSA). AGM, 8 April 2011

    David Everatt, Graeme Gotz, Alexis Schaffler and Maryna Storie (March 2011). ‘Overview of GCRO’s sustainability work’, Comparative Dialogue on Sustainable Infrastructure Transitions and Governance, African Centre for Cities (ACC). and the Sustainability Institute, 31 March 2011

    Graeme Gotz and Chris Wray (May 2011). ‘The Gauteng City-Region and transportation analysis’, preparatory workshop on the Mobility Project with UJ Departments of Civil Engineering Science and Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, 12 May 2011

    Chris Wray (February 2011). ‘GCRO spatial data initiatives, GCRO GIS website & co-ordinated national SDI”, National Planning Commission SDI workshop, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 17 February 2011

    Ferrial Adam, Alexis Schaffler and Maryna Storie (January 2010). ‘Implementation of a Green Economy Approach’, Workshop on Local Government and the Green Economy, 17 January 2011

    Graeme Gotz and Alexis Schaffler (January 2010). ‘Understanding the green economy’, Workshop on Local Government and the Green Economy, 17 January 2011

    David Everatt presented an overview of the Gauteng City-Region to the ANC Caucus, Gauteng Legislature

    Maryna Storie delivered (with his permission). Prof T McCarthy’s Provocation Series presentation on Acid Mine Drainage in the GCR to a variety of groups, including: DMISA Southern Region Annual General Meeting; DMISA Tshwane Region General Meeting; and the Roodepoort Emergency Services

  • 2010 Open or Close

    David Everatt (May 2010). ‘The GCRO: current and future work’, presented to the Management Committee of the University of Johannesburg, May 2010

    Chris Wray (February 2010). ‘Working towards a successful Gauteng City-Region: the role of GIS in the GCRO’, GISSA Gauteng AGM, Centurion, 25 February 2010

    Graeme Gotz (May 2010). ‘What did the 2006 Inner City Regeneration Charter represent?’, Johannesburg Development Agency seminar on Inner City regeneration, Halala Awards, 12 May 2010

    David Everatt (September 2010). ‘The Challenges of Creating Inclusive, Democratic City-regions in Post-Apartheid South Africa’, African Studies seminar, University of Wisconsin: Madison, September 2010

    David Everatt (April 2010). ‘The GCRO: current and future work’, presented to Senior Executive Team, Wits, April 2010

    Graeme Gotz (October 2010). ‘Bad buildings in Inner City Johannesburg’, GCRO, CUBES and NRF Chair 'Faces of the City' Seminar Series, 5 October 2010

    Graeme Gotz (May 2010). ‘Selected extracts from GCRO’s Quality of Life Survey’, ANC Gauteng Region Symposium on Local Government, 3 May 2010

    David Everatt (March 2010). ‘The state of xenophobia in South Africa today’, presented to Atlantic Philanthropies breakaway, Mount Grace, March 2010

    David Everatt, Chris Wray and Graeme Gotz (March 2010). ‘The City-Region now’, Think Metropole workshop – how large city-region thinking and action have been changing in diverse ways, Wits School of Architecture & Planning, 4 March 2010

    Chris Wray (November 2010). ‘Enabling successful G-Governance through the development of a web 2.0 GIS website for the Gauteng Provincial Government’, Map Africa 2010 conference, Cape Town, 23-25 November 2010

    Maryna Storie (September 2010). ‘Utilising disaster risk management as a sustainable spatial development planning tool’, Disaster Management Institute of South Africa National Conference, Port Shepstone, 8 September 2010

    David Everatt (February 2010). ‘What is non racialism – past and current debates’, Deepening non-racialism conference, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Liliesleaf Farm, 27 February 2010

    David Everatt (May 2010). ‘Quality of Life in the Gauteng city-region’, survey launch, 27 May 2010

    David Everatt (August 2010). ‘Non-racialism in South Africa’, seminar, Centre for Critical Research into race and Identity, UKZN, August 2010

    Annsila Nyar (October 2010). ‘Accommodating Diversity and Migration in African Cities: the Gauteng City-Region in Perspective’, 15th International Metropolis Conference: Justice and Migration: Paradoxes of Belonging, The Hague, Netherlands, 4-8 October 2010

    David Everatt (May 2010). Marginalisation in the Gauteng City-Region: First steps towards measurement, African Centre for Cities & CUBES: South African Cities Conference, (May 2010).

  • 2009 Open or Close

    Graeme Gotz (November 2009). ‘Transformation of Human Settlements’, DBSA internal learning session, Midrand, 27 November 2009

    Annsilla Nyar (November 2009). “‘Re-inventing the Foreigner’: Critical Reflections of Identity Politics in South Africa”, to be presented to the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS). Colloquium, 19-20 November 2009, University of KwaZulu-Natal

    Chris Wray (November 2009). ‘The GCRO: Changing the way GIS data is visualized and accessed in the Gauteng City-Region’, Geo-Information Society of South Africa (GISSA). North-West inaugural meeting, Potchefstroom, 12 November 2009

    Graeme Gotz (November 2009). ‘Making local government work better: City structures and governance’, DBSA Knowledge Week, Midrand, 4 November 2009

    Graeme Gotz (October 2009). ‘Possibilities for planning the South African City’, Wits School of Architecture & Planning Beyond Modernism workshop to launch the UN Habitat Sustainable Cities Report, Johannesburg, 21 October 2009

    Graeme Gotz (October 2009). ‘Visualisations? infrastructures? institutional conditions?’, Think Metropole Workshop, Wits School of Architecture & Planning, Johannesburg, 22 October 2009

    David Everatt (October 2009). ‘Think Metropole, Think … city-region, Think … democratic space or planner’s wet-dream?’, Think Metropole Workshop, Wits School of Architecture & Planning, Johannesburg, 22 October 2009

    Chris Wray (October 2009). ‘The GCRO: Changing the way GIS data is visualized and accessed in the Gauteng City-Region’, GIMS User Conference, Drakensburg, 21-23 October 2009

    Graeme Gotz (October 2009). ‘On walls – safety in the South African city’, Goethe Institute, GTZ and CSIR Seminar on Cracking Walls, Johannesburg, 6 October 2009

    Graeme Gotz (September 2009). ‘Spatial development outcomes in South African cities’, World Bank and National Department of Human Settlements Workshop, Pretoria, 29 September 2009

    David Everatt (September 2009). ‘Class, nationalism and non-racialism: the search for convergence’, presented to the ‘Yusuf Dadoo Centenary Conference: Marxism, non-racialism and the shaping of South Africa’s liberation struggle’, University of Johannesburg, September 2009

    David Everatt (July 2009). ‘The Gauteng ANC election campaign: data and implications’, P&DM, Wits

    Sizwe Phakathi (June/July 2009). ‘Worker reactions to the stope team incentive scheme: Manufacturing consent or conflict?’ South African Sociological Association's (SASA). Annual Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 28 June - 2 July 2009.

    Sizwe Phakathi (June 2009). ‘Race and the changing nature of work in the South African gold mining workplace.’ Hard Labour: Sociology and the Transformation of Working Life, A Colloquium in Honour of Professor Edward Webster, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 27-28 June 2009.

    David Everatt (November 2009).: ‘Access to services, social cohesion and xenophobia’, presented to National Department of Social Development national conference on social cohesion and xenophobia, Pretoria

    David Everatt (April 2009). presented on GCRO to South African Cities Network: Indicators Reference Group

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