Recent Submissions

  • Spatial policy, planning and infrastructure investment: lessons from urban simulations in three South African cities 

    Coetzee, Maria; Waldeck, Louis; Le Roux, Alize; Meiklejohn, Cathy; Van Niekerk, Willemien; Leuta, Tsepang (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    English: This article is based on the assumption that more spatially efficient investment choices in both economic and basic infrastructure spending can make a significant impact on the equity, efficiency and sustainability ...
  • Backyard housing in Gauteng: an analysis of spatial dynamics 

    Shapurjee, Yasmin; Le Roux, Alize; Coetzee, Maria (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    English: This article examines the phenomenon of backyard housing in Gauteng, a prominent driver of urban spatial change in South Africa’s housing market. Backyard housing in South Africa increasingly attracts the attention ...
  • Planning for emergency services using GIS-based geographic accessibility analysis 

    Green, Chéri; Mans, Gerbrand; Schmitz, Peter; McKelly, David; Te Water, Mark (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    English: Municipalities and metropolitan structures are required by law to provide sufficient response to emergency situations. In order to respond efficiently to disasters such as fire and flooding, it is necessary to ...
  • A living laboratory approach in the design of the user requirements of a spatial information platform 

    Coetzee, Maria; Goss, Helga; Meiklejohn, Cathy; Mlangeni, Patrick (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    English: The purpose of this article is to introduce the development of the Regional Spatial Profiler – a spatial information and modelling platform – for the Department of Science and Technology. Based on the steps set ...
  • Using election registration data to measure migration trends in South Africa 

    Maritz, Johan; Kok, Pieter (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    English: Migration is critical for policy agendas and government planning as it changes the demographic composition of towns, cities and regions – this requires adjustments to service and infrastructure provision. To ...
  • From the editor: Spatial change phenomena in SA – explorations and innovations 

    Van Niekerk, Willemien; Van Huyssteen, Elsona; Chauvet, Jo-Anne (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    Abstract not available
  • Access envelopes: a new accessibility mapping technique for transport and settlement planning 

    Venter, Christo; Cross, Catherine (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    English: The article describes the application of a GIS-based accessibility measurement technique suited to assessing the impact of both transport and spatial development strategies on the location-specific affordability ...
  • Assessment of spatial data infrastructures 

    Cooper, Anthony K.; Van Huyssteen, Elsona; Das, Sonali; Coetzee, Maria; Mans, Gerbrand (Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2014)
    English: A Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is an evolving concept, essentially consisting of policies, institutional arrangements, Geographical Information Systems (GISs), data bases, networks, Web services and portals ...