GCRO 2022/23 Annual Report
This Annual Report covers the April 2022-March 2023 financial year, which is at the mid-point of the 2020/21 to 2024/25 five year strategy. Having spent much of 2020 and 2021 working remotely, GCRO staff returned to the office in the 2022/23 financial year. Office life has been enlivened by a series of staff appointments that bring essential capacity to key areas of work, not least to the Quality of Life Survey and the ‘Inclusive economies’ research programme. The freedoms brought by the easing of lockdowns facilitated the GCRO’s work of providing an interface between the worlds of research and government. Notably, the GCRO partnered with the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and Urban Planning to organise a symposium at the University of Johannesburg on spatial transformation in August 2022. In addition to hosting events of this nature, the GCRO published a number of outputs, including a provocation on displaced urbanism, a research report on urban imaginaries, an occasional paper on using tax data for economic analysis, nine articles in the map of the month series, one vignette, and various journal articles and book chapters.
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