Staff Directory

Prof Maléne Campbell
Position
Associate Professor
Department
Urban and Regional Planning
Address
ARG 13
Urban and Regional Planning
IB 69
Telephone
051 4013575
Office
Architecture Building 13
Information

Short CV

Maléne Campbell (Pr. Pln A592/ 1988) is a professional Town and Regional Planner with 35 years experience. She worked both in private and public sector and has been teaching at the University of the Free State for the past 23 years while doing research. During this time, she investigated human settlement issues of small towns and secondary cities. She also published on additional topics such as mining towns and studentification. She delivered one PhD and 63 Masters students during her academic career. Editorial contributions include the role as one of the editorial associates of the Town and Regional Planning Journal as well as for the journal Acta Structilia. She is currently the Academic Departmental Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

Publications

Mining towns 

Human Settlements – Planning

Secondary cities 

Socially and spatially excluded communities

Small Towns

 

 

Publications (Short List)

Chapters in books

Campbell, M. 2019. Mbombela: a growing provincial capital and tourism destination. In Marais, L. & Nel, V. Space and Planning in Secondary Cities: Reflections from South Africa. Stellenbosch: SUN Media, pp 92-106.

Toba, L. & Campbell, M. 2019. Factors influencing urban open space encroachment: the case of Bloemfontein, South Africa. Thomas, L. (Ed) Smart and Sustainable Built Environment  (Sasbe). Springer: Australia. Chapter 20.

Toba, L. & Campbell, M. 2019. Homelessness by choice and by force. Filho, W.L., Özuyar, P.G., Azul, A.M., Brandli, L., Azeiteiro, U. and Wall, T. (Eds). Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature: online. https://meteor.springer.com/container/contribute.jsf?id=129996&auth_user=483747&auth_key=7251b41ddcbff461e89fbe655d32d8b3

Drewes, E. & Campbell, M. 2017. Assessing a hybrid governance and planning framework: The case of the Tsassamba Committee. In Marais, L. (Ed) Mining and Communities in the 21st Century: The Postmasburg Case Study. London New York: Routledge, Pp 63-76.

Campbell, M., Nel. V. & Mphambukeli, T. 2016. EMalahleni. In Marais, L., Donaldson,R. & Nel, E. (Eds) Secondary Cities and Development. London & New York: Routledge, pp 63-82. ISBN: 978-1-138-95225-

 

Refereed journal articles 

Campbell, M. & Drewes, E. 2018. A tripartite approach to ensure municipal service delivery: The case of a mining town in South Africa. Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning, November, pp 93-102. DOI: 10.24193/JSSP.2018.2.02 

Campbell, M., Nel, V. & Mphambukeli, T. 2017. The governance and spatial planning challenges of a thriving economy based on non-renewable resources within a local government under Administration: the case of Witbank, South Africa. Land Use Policy Journal. No 62, pp 223-231.

Campbell, M.M.M. and Mholo, J., 2016. An Exploration of the Provision of Government-Subsidised Housing without Title Deeds:A Recipient’s Interpretation of Security of Tenure. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural,

Construction and Architectural Engineering, 10(9), pp.1082-1087. 

Campbell, M. 2016. A great place and not yet, another declining small town: The case of Clarens, South Africa. Urbani Izziv. Vol 27, No2, pp138-148. DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2016-27-02-005

 

Refereed international conference paper 

Campbell, M., Drewes, E., & Brand, A. 2019. Corridor development in a South African coal mining region. Regional Networks and Economic Space Development.  RSA Russia Division Workshop, Yekaterinburg, Russia 14-16 November.

Campbell, M. & Drewes, E. 2018. A Hybrid Local Government Approach Towards Planning and Development. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Construction, Building and Real Estate (COBRA) Research Conference. London, 23-25 April 2018.

 

 Contract research: published report

 Campbell, M. 2017. Mbombela. In Marais, L. and Du Plessis, D. (Eds). Spatial Transformation: Are Intermediate Cities Different? Johannesburg: South African Cities Network, pp 32-34. Available from www.sacities.net.

 

Research

Mining towns

Human Settlements

Secondary cities

Socially and spatially excluded communities

 

 

 

Area(s) of Interest

Mine workers` housing 

 

Housing for low-income families

 

Area(s) of Expertise

Courses Presented

Post-graduate courses: Master of Urban and Regional Planning; Master of Land and Property Development Management; Honours in Spatial Planning)

BEH704/ URHS7904 (Housing) 2001–2019

SBF793/ URUP7906 (Urban Research Project) 2014-2020

URUT6804 (Research in Urban Development Theory) 2016-2020

URCS6814 (Capita Selecta) 2020

URCS6824 (Capita Selecta) 2020

 

 

URCS7904 (Capita Selecta in Planning) 2016-2018

URDP6806 (Research Project) 2018, 2020

URDP7900 (Mini Dissertation in Urban and Regional Planning) 2018, 2019, 2020

URRR6807 (Research Project - Specialising in Human Settlements) 2018

Community Service

Spatial Development Framework for Setsoto Local Municipality 2018-2019

Service Learning

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