papers


Co-producing urban knowledge: experimenting with alternatives to ‘best practice’ for Cape Town, South Africa

Zarina Patel, Saskia Greyling, Susan Parnell, Gordon Pirie

Patel, Z., Greyling, S. Parnell, S. and Pirie, G. (2015) Co-producing urban knowledge: experimenting with alternatives to ‘best practice’ for Cape Town, South Africa. International Development Planning Review, 37(2): 187-203. (Knowledge Transfer Programme) Abstract As an alternative to ‘best practice’, a City–University partnership in Cape Town has been influencing the development trajectory of the city through […]

Co-producing knowledge on urban sustainability through local government-university interactions: A case study of Mistra Urban Futures in Cape Town

Zarina Patel, Anna Taylor

Lawhon, M., Taylor, A., and Patel, Z. (2012) Co-producing knowledge on urban sustainability through local government-university interactions: A case study of Mistra Urban Futures in Cape Town, ICLEI State of African Cities Report. Abstract The City of Cape Town and the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town have established a […]

Scalar politics and local sustainability: rethinking governance and justice in an era of political and environmental change

Zarina Patel

Lawhon, M and Patel, Z. 2013. Scalar politics and local sustainability: rethinking governance and justice in an era of political and environmental change. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 31(6) pp. 1048-1062. Abstract The local was institutionalised as a key scale for environmental action at the Earth Summit, and remains salient in discourse, policy, and action. However, given both […]

CTLIP Governance and Policy for Sustainability Report: Stakeholder Analysis

Saskia Greyling, Zarina Patel, Anton Cartwright, Rob McGaffin, Anna Taylor

Greyling, S., Patel, Z., Cartwright, A., Davison, A., McGaffin, R., Roux, S. & Taylor, A. (2014) CTLIP Governance and Policy for Sustainability Report: Stakeholder Analysis. Abstract In a context of rich biodiversity and extreme inequalities, the City of Cape Town is tasked with providing services to all its inhabitants – from seeking appropriate and equitable land […]

International Pilot Project Phase 1 Output: Baseline Report

Lawhon, M. 2013. Mistra Urban Futures International Pilot Project Phase 1 Output: Baseline Report. (Governance and Policy for Sustainability Project, formerly International Pilot Project) Abstract This report provides a reflection on and assessment of governance, policy and knowledge in urban sustainability in Cape Town. The aim is to inform a comparative review of the governance […]

‘No Messing in Bonteheuwel’

Zarina Patel

‘No Messing in Bonteheuwel’: The role of social capital and partnership building in sustainable community development. By W. Arendse and Z. Patel (2014) Abstract This article focuses on a community-development programme (case study) in Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats, viz. ‘No Messing in Bonteheuwel.’ In a period of just over a decade, this community has […]

Weaving Protective Stories

Henrik Ernstson

With rapid worldwide urbanization it is urgent that we understand processes leading to the protection of urban green areas and ecosystems. This is illustrated in the Stockholm National Urban Park.