GCRO, Gauteng COGTA and Urban Planning's Spatial Transformation Symposium

  • GCRO
  • Date of publication: 05 August 2022

The GCRO, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Urban Planning (Gauteng COGTA & Urban Planning), is hosting a one-day symposium on spatial transformation and Gauteng Spatial Development Framework on 18 August 2022. The Gauteng Provincial Government is currently reviewing its Provincial Spatial Development Framework. This reviewed Gauteng Spatial Development Framework (GSDF 2030) is being made available for public comment over August and September 2022. The symposium brings the emerging GSDF 2030 and recent GCRO research into conversation.

Over the last decade, the GCRO has made significant contributions to academic and applied policy research on spatial transformation in the Gauteng City-Region. In particular, it has recently published a number of major reports and academic articles on topics including: the role of multiple actors in producing space, key spatial trends, spatial inequality, spatial imaginaries and how spatial development is conceived, transit oriented development, and interwoven social justice and sustainability concerns in the planning of public housing developments. Much of this work has policy implications for the way in which future spatial development in Gauteng is conceived and implemented.

The symposium seeks to stimulate a wider discussion that may be mutually beneficial for both the final GSDF and for orienting future applied research on spatial transformation. The discussions will be led by officials driving the revision of the GSDF framework and GCRO researchers who have recently published reports that provide insights or make arguments relevant to spatial transformation in Gauteng.

For more information on the symposium click here

Draft Review of Gauteng Spatial Development Framework available here.

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