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Urban Perspectives from the Global South

The Changing Space Economy of City-Regions

The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa

Editors: Cheruiyot, Koech (Ed.)

  • Delivers the first comprehensive reading material on space economy issues in the Gauteng city-region
  • Presents the dualism that exists in national and regional economies and formulation of policies intended to cure them
  • Offers quantitative methods to unravel the spatial patterns of economic life enabling readers to be aware of the methods that can be used to understand regional development processes
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About this book

This book addresses the South African Space Economy and its stark disparities and dualisms through an assessment of the Gauteng City-Region – the largest economic agglomeration in the country and on a continent bedevilled by a myriad of development challenges. The book’s focus on understanding the overall character of Gauteng City-Region’s Space Economy – through data mining/analysis and mapping – comprehensively supplements the Space Economy literature on the region. It covers the disparities exacerbated by an overlay of apartheid planning ideology and top-down regional development based on selective encouragement of manufacturing investments in growth points or poles and how implementation of past policies intended to cure these disparities have yielded mixed results. This book further offers the Gauteng City-Region as a microcosm of the national economy in the form of evident significant placed-based variations in the intensity and character of economic structure that on the one hand enjoys massive agglomeration economies, while on the other, has high levels of poverty and large numbers of people living below the Minimum Living Level.  This book should appeal to urban studies specialists, economists and development studies researchers in the Global South.

About the authors

Dr. Cheruiyot is a Senior Researcher at the Gauteng City-Region Observatory. He holds a PhD in Regional Development Planning from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as well as post-graduate training in urban and regional planning and human settlements and bachelor’s degree in economics. With over 15 years of working in the field of urban and regional development planning both as a civil servant and a researcher, he has research interests in development (particularly economic development, economic geography or space economics, urban development, regional development and economics, poverty and inequality) and the application of a wide range of quantitative research methods (including cluster analysis, location analysis, spatial econometrics and spatial statistics) to model economic development issues and urban spatial change. Dr. Cheruiyot also teaches quantitative methods and econometrics in the School of Construction Economics and Management at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • City-Regions and Their Changing Space Economies

    Cheruiyot, Koech

    Pages 1-24

  • Dualisms in the Gauteng City-Region: Summary and Implications

    Cheruiyot, Koech

    Pages 275-285

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67483-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67482-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Space Economy of City-Regions
Book Subtitle
The Gauteng City-Region, South Africa
Editors
  • Koech Cheruiyot
Series Title
Urban Perspectives from the Global South
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67483-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67483-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67482-7
Series ISSN
2511-2171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 285
Number of Illustrations and Tables
74 b/w illustrations
Topics