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Living the Urban Periphery: investment, infrastructure and economic change in African city-regions

Living the Urban Periphery is a joint project between the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Sheffield. It is being funded the ESRC Newton Fund in the UK and the NRF in South Africa, and runs from February 2016 to February 2019. Using mixed methods the project examines seven case studies in the city-regions of Gauteng, eThekwini and Addis Ababa. It examines change and lived experiences on the peripheries of these cities and seeks to inform urban governance and strategies for poverty reduction. It responds to the central research question:


Explore our website to discover our innovative methodology; visit our case studies in eThekwini, Gauteng and Addis Ababa; meet our dynamic team; and see our latest publications and conference presentations.