Publications and Research Outputs

Although the full list of research outputs is available from my extended CV, below are as many pdfs of these research outputs that can be made available. Alternatively, a detailed listing with some full text attachments is available on Research Gate.

Economic Policy-Making in a Developmental State: Review of the South African Government’s Poverty and Development Approaches, 1994-2004

Authors: Mark Swilling, John van Breda, Albert van Zyl & Firoz Khan

Type of publication: Report

Reference details: Swilling, M., van Breda, J., van Zyl, A. & Khan, F. 2007. Economic Policy-Making in a Developmental State: Review of the South African Government’s Poverty and Development Approaches, 1994-2004. Economic Policy and Poverty Alleviation Report Series, Report Number 3. Durban: Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Swilling, M. & van Breda, J. 2007. Institutionalising the Developmental State: the Case of the ‘Special Funds’. Economic Policy and Poverty Alleviation Report Series, Report Number 4. Durban: Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Keywords: developmental state, economic policy, fiscal policy, development funds

Download:DevStatePapers.pdf[1]

Building sustainable neighbourhoods in South Africa: learning from the Lynedoch case

Authors: Jacobs, G., Swilling, M., Nagan, W., Morgan, J. & Gills, B.

Type of publication: journal article

Reference details: Swilling, M. & Annecke, E. Building sustainable neighbourhoods in South Africa: learning from the Lynedoch case. Environment and Urbanization, 18(2):315-332.

Keywords: sustainable city, urban transition, ecological design, ecovillage, sustainable living

Download: E&U_18-2_Swilling_and_Annecke2

Quest for a New Paradigm in Economics

Authors: Jacobs, G., Swilling, M., Nagan, W., Morgan, J. & Gills, B.

Type of publication: journal article

Reference details: Jacobs, G., Swilling, M., Nagan, W., Morgan, J. and Gills, B. 2017. Quest for a New Paradigm in Economics – A Synthesis of Views of the New Economics Working Group. Cadmus, 3(2):1-25.

Keywords: new economics, transdisciplinarity, transition, neoliberalism, people-centred, sustainability

Download: A Synthesis of Views of the New Economics Working Group_ _ Cadmus Journal

Stellenbosch Town Spatial Development Framework

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Draft Stellenbosch Town PlanCLEAN

The Rector-Mayor Forum that coordinates activities between Stellenbosch University and Stellenbosch Municipality facilitated an amazing collaboration between Stellenbosch University researchers and top municipal officials to develop a spatial vision for Stellenbosch town. Called the Shaping Stellenbosch campaign, this resulted in an innovative Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) approach to the future. Unfortunately, the approach has not been adopted because influential land owners on the peripheries have convinced key policy makers that it is preferable to sprawl Stellenbosch outwards away from the poor areas and lively CBD. The Shaping Stellenbosch document is attached.

Designing for informal contexts: a case study of Enkanini sanitation intervention

Authors: Lorraine Ambole, Mark Swilling and Mugendi M-Rithaa

Type of publication: journal article

Reference details: Ambole, L.A., Swilling, M., M’Rithaa, M.K. 2016. Designing for informal contexts: a case study of Enkanini sanitation intervention. International Journal of Design, 10(3), 75-84.

Keywords: Africa, African development, social innovation, structural transformation, transdisciplinary research

Download: amboledesign

 

Developing a framework for supporting the implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM) with a decoupling strategy

Authors: Ernest Acheampong, Mark Swilling and Kevin Urama

Type of publication: journal article

Reference details: Acheampong, E.N., Swilling, M. and Urama, K. (2016). Developing a framework for supporting the implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM) with a decoupling strategy. Water Policy. Volume 18(1), DOI: 10.2166/wp.2016.155

Download: waterdecoupling

Preparing for Global Transition: Implications of the work of the International Resource Panel

Authors: Swilling, M.

Type of publication: book chapter

Reference details: Swilling, M. 2016. Preparing for Global Transition: Implications of the work of the International Resource Panel. Brauch, H.G., Spring, U.O., Grin, J. and Sheffran, J. (eds.) Handbook on Sustainability Transition and Sustainable Peace. Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace Vol 10. Zurich: Springer. pp.391-418.

Keywords: sustainability, transition, global governance, resource use, sustainable development

For flyer: d-product-flyer_978-3-319-43882-5

For contents page: c-hexagon_10_contents

Copyright restrictions make it impossible at this stage to load the chapter here.

Co-Creating The Urban Future: The Agenda of Metropolises, Cities and Territories

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United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the largest association of cities in the world, has published GOLD IV 2016 the Fourth Global Report on Decentralization and Local Democracy. Entitled Co-Creating the Urban Future, this is probably the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of the state of local governance available. Prepared for release at the Habitat III summit starting in Quito next week, this report captures a perspective that breaks from the neo-liberal paradigm that dominated the discourse of the Habitat II summit that took place in Istanbul in 1996. Edgar Pieter, Anton Cartwright and I helped write the concluding chapter. I attended the Istanbul summit and I will not attend the Quito summit where the New Urban Agenda will be adopted. The adoption of the SDGs in 2015, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda when read together provide a new terrain of contestation about the future of cities and urban settlements, with special reference to nature of urban economic development and the ecological sustainability of urban systems.

For a copy of the GOLD IV report: goldivpart1 gold-ivpart-2

For the Executive Summary: goldiv_eseng