NEW CITIES NEW ECONOMIES, South Africa and Africa's grand plan, a Pan-African economic revolution

: Ratshitanga (T.)

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177pp., maps, illus., paperback, Johannesburg, 2019

 

"Can South Africa transform the patterns of urban development inherited from colonialism? Part of the answer to this question resides in tomes of policy documents on spatial development. Dr Tshilidzi Ratshitanga's book goes much further than this conventional wisdom. From a cogent analysis of current patterns, Ratshitanga presents an audacious vision of new cities in and with new economies. He outlines models for such new cities, including their social and cultural infrastructure. This book contains both theory and praxis, relevant beyond the confines of national borders. I recommend it as a worthy contribution to discourse that transcends current horizons." Joel Netshitenzhe, Executive Director of MISTRA

Tshilidzi Ratshitanga is a Mitchell Fellow and graduate of the School of Public Policy, University of Delaware, USA. He is the Founding Chairman of the New Cities, New Economies Institute, the Global Consortium for Africa's Economic Development and the Global Black People's Convention. He is a director of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Studies (MISTRA), Deputy Chairperson of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency and Chairman of The Innovation Hub. He is currently a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg.