Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town and member of the Advisory board of LSE Cities, has published a new article in the Journal of Urban Affairs. The article is part of a special issue on ‘New Urban Governance’, edited by Nuno F. da Cruz, Philipp Rode and Michael McQuarrie.
With the title ‘Urban governance and spatial transformation ambitions in Johannesburg’, this contribution explores the history of democratic decentralization reforms in South Africa and the case of Johannesburg’s metropolitan government in particular. It also analyses the significance of the city’s flagship ‘Corridors of Freedom’ initiative in this context.
It is the fourth article to be made available online in a series that will be published in print as a special issue of the JUA. Other articles already available ahead of print address urban governance in China, India and for the case-study cities of London and Berlin.