Johannesburg is most often compared with Sao Paulo and Los Angeles and sometimes even with Budapest, Calcutta and Jerusalem. Johannesburg reflects and informs conditions in cities around the world. As might be expected from such comparisons, South Africa's political transformation has not led to redistribution and inclusive social change in Johannesburg. In Emerging Johannesburg the contributors describe the city's transition from a post apartheid city to one with all too familiar issues such as urban/suburban divide in the city and its relationship to poverty and socio-political power, local politics and governance, crime and violence, and, especially for a city located in Southern Africa, the devastating impact of AIDS.
About the Author:
Richard Tomlinson serves as Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management of the University of Witwatersrand. Robert Beauregard is Professor at the New School University in the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy. LindsayBremmer is Chair of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Xolela Mangcu is founding Director of the Steve Biko Foundation and Associate Editor and Columnist for The Sunday Independent.