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Alan Mabin

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Professor and Research Fellow, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria

About

Alan Mabin is Professor and Research Fellow in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria. He previously taught in development studies, politics, geography and urban planning at University of the Witwatersrand, being appointed Professor of Public Management in 1999.  From 2005 he headed the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits, retiring from the University at the end of 2013.  He has held visiting fellowships at Yale (USA) and Queen’s (Canada); Université de Paris Ouest [X]-Nanterre-La Défense, Laboratoire Architecture Ville Urbanisme Environnement, and Sciences Po in Paris, France; and Universidade de São Paulo in Brasil.  He has undertaken research in Brasil, France, Tanzania and South Africa and has NGO, government and consulting experience.  

Selected Publications

Mabin, Alan. 2007. “Johannesburg—(South) Africa’s Aspirant Global City.” In The Making of Global City Regions: Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, Sao Paulo and Shanghai, 32-63, K. Segbers, S. Raiser, and K. Volkmann, eds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Mabin, Alan. 2006. “Local Government in South Africa's Larger Cities.” In Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa, 135-156, U. Pillay, R. Tomlinson and J. du Toit, eds.. Pretoria: HSRC Press.

Mabin, A. and P Harrison. 2006. Security and Space: Managing Contradictions of Access Restriction in Johannesburg. Environment and Planning B, 33(1): 3-20.

Mabin, A. 2005. Suburbanisation, Segregation and Government of Territorial Transformations. Transformation, 36: 41-64.

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Professor and Research Fellow, Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria

About

Alan Mabin is Professor and Research Fellow in the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria. He previously taught in development studies, politics, geography and urban planning at University of the Witwatersrand, being appointed Professor of Public Management in 1999.  From 2005 he headed the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits, retiring from the University at the end of 2013.  He has held visiting fellowships at Yale (USA) and Queen’s (Canada); Université de Paris Ouest [X]-Nanterre-La Défense, Laboratoire Architecture Ville Urbanisme Environnement, and Sciences Po in Paris, France; and Universidade de São Paulo in Brasil.  He has undertaken research in Brasil, France, Tanzania and South Africa and has NGO, government and consulting experience.  

Selected Publications

Mabin, Alan. 2007. “Johannesburg—(South) Africa’s Aspirant Global City.” In The Making of Global City Regions: Johannesburg, Mumbai/Bombay, Sao Paulo and Shanghai, 32-63, K. Segbers, S. Raiser, and K. Volkmann, eds. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Mabin, Alan. 2006. “Local Government in South Africa's Larger Cities.” In Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa, 135-156, U. Pillay, R. Tomlinson and J. du Toit, eds.. Pretoria: HSRC Press.

Mabin, A. and P Harrison. 2006. Security and Space: Managing Contradictions of Access Restriction in Johannesburg. Environment and Planning B, 33(1): 3-20.

Mabin, A. 2005. Suburbanisation, Segregation and Government of Territorial Transformations. Transformation, 36: 41-64.

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