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Innovation or anchor strategy?: city-campus inner city regeneration in East London-Buffalo City

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-21 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:53:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:53:50Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-21 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12900
dc.description.abstract This chapter explores the city-campus dynamic in East London's inner city in the light of international experiences, and investigates the place-based opportunities for higher education institutions to play a more instrumental role in shaping the built environment and economic profile in a struggling former industrial city, such as East London. Indeed, in the same period as thousands of students arrived in the city, tens of thousands of industrial jobs were being lost in the city-region as a result of the impact of post-apartheid neoliberal economic policies and, later, the global financial crisis of 2008. The downswing started with the closure of the former homeland industrial parks in Dimbaza and Butterworth on the outskirts of the city after 1995, when apartheid-government subsidies for regional industry were withdrawn. Without support from the state, many of the factories closed, leaving more than 50 000 people jobless in the East London hinterland. In the city itself, a well-established local textile industry which had been operating since the 1930s was swept aside by Indian and Chinese competition, leaving thousands more jobless (Bank 2018). In 2000, the city finally announced the opening of a new industrial development zone (IDZ) next to the harbour to attract industry back to the city. The move helped to maintain the automanufacturing sector, anchored by Mercedes Benz South Africa, and slowed the pace of factory closures. But, after 2008, not even the IDZ could stop the city's industrial sector from collapsing. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher African Minds en
dc.subject INNOVATION en
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES en
dc.subject EAST LONDON en
dc.subject BUFFALO CITY MUNICIPALITY en
dc.title Innovation or anchor strategy?: city-campus inner city regeneration in East London-Buffalo City en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Anchored in place: rethinking higher education and development in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bank, L. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Cloete, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor van Schalkwyk, F. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10619 en
dc.outputnumber 9614 en
dc.bibliographictitle Bank, L. & Sibanda, F. (2018) Innovation or anchor strategy?: city-campus inner city regeneration in East London-Buffalo City. In: Bank, L., Cloete, N. & van Schalkwyk, F. (eds).<i>Anchored in place: rethinking higher education and development in South Africa</i>. Cape Town: African Minds. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Bank, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Sibanda, F. en


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