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Taking streets seriously: the politics of public space in Johannesburg

When: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Seminar Room, First Floor, John Moffat Building
Start time:16:00

The next seminar in the Faces of the City series will be presented by Jesse Harber, Mamokete Matjomane, Alex Parker from the Gauteng City-Region Observatory.

This seminar is based on the research report Taking Streets Seriously which interrogates how what is considered good urban design and liveability of streets may shift in different contexts. The studies unearthed a complex interplay of actors on Gauteng streets, with street users, property owners and the state each operating according to their own, diverse agendas, contingent on the particular street in question. The result is streets that are chaotic, contested, and changing over time.

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