Call for papers: TRPJ special issue on the 'land question' in Southern Africa

19 Mar 2019
Call for papers: TRPJ special issue on the 'land question' in Southern Africa

Town and Regional Planning Journal, together with the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN), have called for submissions for a special issue dealing with 'The land question in Southern Africa: Planning and built environment perspectives'.

The call invites academics, researchers and practitioners with keen interest on land questions in South Africa and on the African Continent to submit papers. The special issue will cover issues such as: 

  1. The role of urban, rural and regional planning in respect of land reform
  2. Land reform policies: what can we learn from international experience? 
  3. Land reform implications for the built environment
  4. Land reform, housing and sustainable settlements
  5. Land, livelihoods and food security
  6. Compensation, confiscation: land, the rule of law and the economy
  7. Land reform and spatial equity: youth, equity, youth, women and indigenous people
  8. Implication of land reform on natural resources and biodiversity
  9. Land reform readiness and sustainability: capacity, technology and innovation
  10. Societal politics of land reform: traditional land governance, collective tenure and informal settlement
  11. Any other issues that have relevance to land questions in Southern Africa

Provisional timelines for writing are as follows: 

  • Submission deadline: Draft papers: 28 June 2019 
  • Papers under review: July-August 
  • Comments send to authors: August – September 
  • Author revisions of peer-reviewed papers: October 2019 (two weeks) 
  • Special issue published: December 2019

For futher information, please download the call for papers document, or contact Mr Martin Lewis (SACPLAN).


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