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          As part of a larger re-organization of academic schools in 2012, the School of Development Studies has been incorporated into the School of Built Environment and Development Studies together with the schools ...

 Population Studies and Development Studies on YouTube

     To find out what Students and Staff have to say about the Masters programmes in Development Studies and Population Studies watch our YouTube clip.

 Independent Views and Comments on the School and the Centre for Civil Society

     A comment made by Dr Miles Larmer, University of Sheffield.
      ''A great strength ...

Annual Report 2012 [Annual Report] Print

      Built Environment and Development Studies Annual Report, 2012. Download by clicking on link below.

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 Graduation 13th April

     We are proud to announce that four PhD students and 27 Masters students graduated in the Development Studies and Population Studies cluster on 13th April, 2015.
       Godwin ...

 PASA Conference: Call for Papers

     The 10th Population Association of Southern Africa Conference 2015
has the theme 'Implications of the Demographic Transition in Southern Africa: Past, present and future' and will be held at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – Durban Campus, 8-10 July, 2015.

      There ...

 Recent Seminars 2015

      Tara Saharan presented a seminar on 'Transforming slums of Chennai, India: policy discourses ...

 Our Masters Students 2015

      With one or two visitors and staff included for luck in the photo above... see our Masters Students on the field ...

 Our Graduates Work or Study in Far-flung Places

     Our graduates land up working or studying further in far-flung parts of the world. For more information (derived from what our graduates tell us) see Where are they after qualifying? (As this information is supplied on an ad hoc basis, ...

 BLDS Enables Full-text Access to Our Earlier Research Reports

     A partnership with British Library of Development Studies has made available over 400 of our full-text ...

 Land Divided Land Restored: in conversation with Mvuselelo Ngcoya

      Mvuselelo Ngcoya (pictured here, right) was 'in conversation' with ...

 Welcome and Orientation for Masters Students 2015

       (staff and students on day one of orientation).
      Welcome to the new intake of Development ...

 Deadline Extension: EUSAID second Call for Applications

      The deadline for the second call for applications for the EUSAID Scholarships has been extended to 31 March 2015.
       EUSA_ID ...

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Contested discourses of a mixed-use megaproject: Cornubia, Durban (2015)
Mapping city visions: integrating megaprojects (2014)
Perspectivas críticas sobre os BRICS; Critical perspectives on the BRICS (2014)
South Africa’s resource curses and growing social resistance (2014)
Spatial knowledge management and (2014)

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