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Associate Professor Sarah Charlton

Position ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
QualificationsMArch, BArch, PhD
Phone 0117177717
Email Sarah.Charlton@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit School of Architecture and Planning

Sarah Charlton’s academic research focuses on the ways in which poor people make use of the city, with a particular interest in the geographies of home and work. She is interested in state interventions in low income housing, and peoples’ responses to these.  Her PhD focused on the South African government’s ‘RDP’ housing programme in Johannesburg (available at http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/7412/).

Publications

Charlton, S (2014) Informal recyclers in Johannesburg.  Chapter in Harrison, P; Todes, A; Gotz, G and Wray, C (eds) Changing space, changing city. Johannesburg after Apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits Press.

Charlton, S (2014) Public housing in Johannesburg. Chapter in Harrison, P; Todes, A; Gotz, G and Wray, C (eds) Changing space, changing city. Johannesburg after Apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits Press.

Charlton, S (2014) Learning from the field: Informal recyclers and low-income housing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chapter 8 in Watson, V; Duminy, J; Andreasen, J (eds) Planning and the Case Study Method in Africa. The Planner in Dirty Shoes. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Charlton, S (2013) State ambitions and peoples’ practices: An exploration of RDP housing in Johannesburg. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. Available at http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/7412/

Charlton, S (2010) Inclusion through housing: limitations and alternatives in Johannesburg. Urban Forum 21 1-19

Charlton, S (2009) Housing for the nation, the city and the household: competing rationalities as a constraint to reform? Development Southern Africa , Vol. 26 No. 2, pp 301-315

Edited collection in the Interface section of Planning Theory & Practice:

Charlton, S (2007) Mobilising Knowledge Resources in the Global South: Learning by Doing and Learning by Thinking. Planning Theory & Practice, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp 383-387

Charlton, S with Gotz, G (2007) Thinking about Johannesburg. Planning Theory & Practice, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp 395-401

Charlton, S (2007) End Piece: Finding and Sharing Knowledge Resources in the Global South. Planning Theory & Practice, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp 409-412

Charlton, S and Kihato, C (2006) Reaching the poor? An analysis of the influences on the evolution of South Africa’s housing programme.  Ch 11 in Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson, and Jacques du Toit (eds) Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press

Charlton, S (2006) Learning from the Local, Experiences of Informal Settlement Upgrading in KwaZulu-Natal. South African Review of Sociology 37 (1)

Nell, M, Charlton, S and Forster, C (2004) Structuring for delivery: a separate legal institution with a public mandate. Ch 13 in Jeff McCarthy, Peter Robinson & Clive Forster (eds) Urban Reconstruction in the Developing World: Learning from an International Best Practice JHB: Heinemann

Nell, M, Charlton, S and Maxwell, H (2004) Housing and in-situ upgrading. Ch 27 in Jeff McCarthy, Peter Robinson & Clive Forster (eds) Urban Reconstruction in the Developing World: Learning from an International Best Practice JHB: Heinemann

Charlton, S (2003) The integrated delivery of housing: a local government perspective from Durban Ch 16 in Philip Harrison, Mzwanele Mayekiso and Marie Huchzermyer (eds)  Confronting Fragmentation: Housing and Urban Development in a Democratising Society. Cape Town: Juta and UCT Press

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