Publications – Since 2007

Accredited articles

Journal Town and Regional Planning

  • NEL, VJ 2011. Land-use management system as a tool towards achieving low-carbon cities in South-Africa. Vol.58:1-5.
  • STEŸN, JJ and JOOSTE-SMIT, P. 2007. A case study of four small-scale job creation projects in Philippolis and lessons for local economic development in small towns. Vol.51:60-66.
  • CAMPBELL, MM, DE KOCK, J and VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, T. 2007. Secure tenure for the urban poor: Lessons from community-based land tenure approach in Windhoek, Namibia.Vol:52:7-16.

Acta Structilia

  • STEENKAMP, GM. 2010. The impact of storm water on Langenhoven Park: an integrated approach can make a difference. Vol. 16 (1).

The Journal of Building and Land Development

  • STEŸN, JJ. and STAPELBERG, H. 2010. Planning and planning education in the Free State, South Africa. Special June, pp. 53-67.

The International Journal for the Constructed Environment

  • CAMPBELL,MM and MEADES, Z. 2011. Urban design principles for micro level planning in low-cost housing: The Case of Turflaagte. Vol. 1 (2), pp. 29-46.

Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

  • CAMPBELL,MM and HAUPTFLEISCH, AC 2012. The impact of the Maputo development corridor on wealth creation within the region it serves. Vol.6 (9), pp. 1-10.

Book additions

  • MARAIS, JGL, VENTER, A, DE GOUVEIA, A, CAMPBELL, MM and MYBURGH, WB. 2012. Tourism risks associated with small town development: The case of Clarens. Edition:1st edition in R Donaldson and L Marais (eds.), Small town geographies in Africa: Experiences from South Africa and elsewhere, United States of America, New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. (pp. 223-232).
  • NEL, VJ. 2012. A developmental planning approach to the plight of small and dying towns in South Africa. Edition:1st edition In R Donaldson and L Marais (eds), Small town geographies in Africa - Experiences from South Africa and elsewhere, USA, New York: Nova Science Publishers. (pp. 327-337).
  • BOSMAN, G and STEŸN, J.J. 2010. The story of the great plans of mice and men: selling sustainable earth construction. Edition:1st, Human Settlements Review, South Africa, Pretoria: Bothabela Printers. (pp. 196-216).
  • ULLMANN, C. 2010. Integrating the voices. Edition:1st, Lambert academic publishing. 48.
  • STEŸN, JJ. 2009. Hendrik M. Goudappel 'reader' over de urbanistiek en planologie, South Africa, Bloemfontein, SUN MeDIA.


Proceedings of international and national conferences

Prof VJ Nel

  • 2012. An exploration into Urban resilience from a complex adaptive systems perspective. SAPI, South African Planning Institute. Growth, democracy and inclusion: Navigating contested futures, Durban, South Africa, 17 Sep 2012–19 Sep 2012.
  • 2012. Towards a more appropriate African land use management system. SAPI, South African Planning Institute. Growth, democracy and inclusion: Navigating contested futures, Durban, South Africa, 17 Sep 2012–19 Sep 2012.
  • 2009. Can the South African land use management systems be an effective tool in creating low(er) carbon cities?. 45th ISOCARP congress on Low Carbin Cities in Porto Portugal, Porto, Portugal, 18 Oct 2009–22 Oct 2009.

Prof JJ Steÿn

  • BOSMAN, G, SMIT, P and STEŸN, J.J. 2010. Changing attitude on sustainable earth architecture: a case study in the central parts of South Africa. Sustainable architecture and urban development, Amman, Jordan, 12 Jul 2010–14 Jul 2010.
  • 2008. The Process Of Testing Community’s Acceptability Of High Quality Earth Constructed Building Methods As A Means To Support Local Economic Development. At The Construction Industry Development Board (Cidb) 5th Postgraduate Conference On Construction Industry Development 16-18 March 2008, Bloemfontein.
  • 2008. Planning And Planning Education In The Free State, South Africa. At the Association Of African Planning Schools Workshop 13-15 October 2008.
  • 2007. New Uses In Old Shapes: Africa Meets the West in Bloemfontein’s Central Business District. Paper presented at the 14th International Seminar on Urban Forum (ISUF). Ouro Preto. 28 August-1 September 2007, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
  • 2007. Town and Regional Planning: A scarce skill in the new South Africa. Paper presented at the Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) Free State Conference, 6-7 Sept. 2007, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Dr MM Campbell

  • CAMPBELL, MM, HAUPTFLEISCH, AC and VERSTER, JJP 2012. Public-Private Partnerships: A legal vehicle for road corridor developments. RICS COBRA 2012 Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Las Vegas, USA, 11 Sep 2012–13 Sep 2012.
  • CAMPBELL, MM, PIENAAR, JJ and VISSER, GE. 2012. The use of water consumption data and GIS-information to detect second-homes/holiday-homes. International Cost Engineering Council 8th ICEC World Congress, "Quest for Quality: Professionalism in Practice", Durban, South Africa, 23 Jun 2012–27 Jun 2012.
  • CAMPBELL, MM, TOBA, L, LESIA, MP and SCHOEMAN, D. 2012. A critical examination of public transport: A case study of Mangaung Metropolitan municipality, South Africa. 48 Isocarp congress Perm, Russia. Fast Forward: Planning a (hyper) dynamic urban context, Perm, Russia, 10 Sep 2012 –13 Sep 2012.
  • CAMPBELL, MM and COETZEE, DF. 2012. Spatial development in Bloemfontein, South Africa: Stemming the tide. International cost engineering council. 8th ICEC world congress – Quest for quality: Professionalism in practice, Durban, South Africa, 23 Jun 2012–27 Jun 2012.
  • CAMPBELL, MM and SCHOEMAN, AD. 2011.The locality of subsidised housing and migrant labourers: the case of Philippolis, South Africa. World planning schools congress, planning's future-futures planning: planning in an era of global (un)certainty and transformation, Perth, Western Australia, 4 Jul 2011–8 Jul 2011.
  • CAMPBELL, MM and MYBURGH, WR. 2011.The viability of a development axis between the cities of Bloemfontein and Kimberley, South Africa. World planning schools congress 2011: Planning's Future-Futures Planning: Planning in an era of globalk (Un)Certainty and Transformation, Perth Western Australia, 4 Jul 2011–8 Jul 2011.
  • SCHOEMAN, D, CAMPBELL, MM, and MATELA, T. 2011.The locality of subsidised housing and migrant labourers: the case of Philippolis, South Africa. Planning’s Future-Futures Planning: Planning in an Era of Global (Un)Certainty and Transformation, Perth, Western Australia, 4 Jul 2011 –8 Jul 2011.
  • CAMPBELL, MM, MDINGI, Z, SMIT, R, ABRAHAMSE, MA. 2011. A proposed development axis framework: The case along the West Coast road (R27) between Cape Town and Saldanha Bay, South Africa. Planning's future-futures planning: Planning in an era of global (un)certainty and transformation, Perth, Western Australia, 4 Jul 2011–8 Jul 2011.
  • CAMPBELL, MM, HAUPTFLEISCH, AC and MARX, HJ. 2010. Regional property development and socio-economic impacts resulting from a development corridor. Construction, Building and Real Estate Research (COBRA 2010) Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors., Paris, France, 2 Sep 2010–3 Sep 2010.
  • CAMPBELL, MM, HAUPTFLEISCH, AC and MARITZ, J. 2009. The impact of the Maputo Development Corridor on Wealth Creation within the Region it serves. Understanding and Shaping Regions: Spatial, Social and Economic Futures. Annual International Conference 2009. Annual International Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 6 Apr 2009–8-Apr 2009.
  • CAMPBELL, MM, HAUPTFLEISCH, AC. and MARX, HJ. 2009. The impact of the Maputo Development Corridor on Socio-economic Development: A review of the Legislative and Regulatory Framework. TG59 People in Construction Conference. Endorsed by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (cib) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB)., Port Elizabeth, 12 Jul 2009–14 Jul 2009.
  • 2009. The Management of urban sprawl by applying an urban edge strategy: the Case of Bitou Local Municipality (Plettenberg Bay). The Southern African Housing Foundation International conference, exhibition and housing awards, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 Oct 2009–14 Oct 2009.
  • 2009. The consequences of second home development on town and regional planning in South Africa: The case of Overstrand Local Municipality.. The ISA Conference on Housing, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 1 Sep 2009–4 Sep 2009.
  • 2008. The viability of corridor development between Bloemfontein and Welkom. Construction Industry Development Board: 5th Postgraduate Conference on Construction Industry Development, Bloemfontein, RSA, 16 Mar 2008–18 Mar 2008.
  • 2008. The impact of Transport Corridors in Promoting Development: The position of Welkom. Conference on Planning and Development Perspectives of Mining Towns in South Africa, Potchefstroom, RSA, 18 Jun 2008– 8 Jun 2008.
  • 2008. The peoples Housing Process: A viable option for quality low cost housing. South African Housing Foundation: Developing communities, Cape Town, RSA, 12 Oct 2008–15 Oct 2008.
  • 2008. Informal settlements and tenure options: freehold or Leasehold. South African Planning Institute (SAPI) Planning Africa: Conference on Shaping the Future, Sandton, RSA, 14 Apr 2008–16 Apr 2008.
  • 2008. ISOCARP Conference. Urban Growth without Sprawl: A way towards sustainable urbanisation. 19-23 September 2008, Dalian China. The Peoples Housing Process: a case of the Amathole District Municipality.
  • 2008. North-West University. 2008. Conference on Planning and Development Perspectives of Mining Towns in South Africa. 18 June Potchefstroom. Impact of Transport Corridors in Promoting Development: Position of Welkom.
  • 2008. South African Planning Institute (SAPI). 2008. Planning Africa: Conference on Shaping the Future 14-16 April 2008, Johannesburg. Informal settlements and tenure options: Freehold or Leasehold.
  • 2008. Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) 2008. 5th Postgraduate Conference on Construction Industry Development. The Viability of Corridor Development between Bloemfontein and Welkom. 16-18 March 2008, Bloemfontein.
  • 2007. Land management and informal settlement regulation: The case of Mangaung. Paper presented at the Land Management and Informal Settlement conference, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 13 August 2007.
  • 2007. The impact of major sporting events on the economy and the people of a developing region: The case of South Africa. Paper presented at the International Regions in focus Conference of the Regional Studies Association 2-5 April 2007. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 2007. Regional Studies Association: Regions in Focus: The impact of major sporting events on the economy and the people of a developing region: the case of South Africa. 2-5 April 2007, Lisbon Portugal.

Mr PJ Potgieter

  • 2008. Control in the Bloemfontein inner-city renewal plan: how the planner lost against power. Planning Africa 2008 Conference: Shaping the Future – Published E-Proceedings, Sandton, South Africa, 14 Apr 2008–16 Apr 2008.
  • 2008. Bloemfontein Inner City Renewal Plan: How the Planner Lost against Power. SAPI Conference on Shaping the Future, 14-16 April 2008, Johannesburg.
  • 2007. How The City Of Bloemfontein Did The Tango Alone In The Innner City Renewal Project. Antwerp (Belgium) – 43rd ISOCARP International Annual Conference.

Mrs E Barclay

  • 2009. The Cave Drama: developing a tourism plan for Philippolis. Research in Service Learning, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 10 Nov 2009–11 Nov 2009.
  • 2009. Local Economic Development through Indigenous Knowledge: a hand-off Community Service Learning approach for adult distance students. Research in Service Learning, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 10 Nov 2009–11 Nov 2009.

Mrs GM Steenkamp

  • 2009. Management of storm-water based open space.. Research in Service Learning, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 10 Nov 2009–11 Nov 2009.
  • 2007. From a paper base to e-learning module. Paper presented at the Higher Education Learning and Teaching association of South Africa (HELTASA) Conference. Central University of Technology, 19-21 November 2007, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Mr YB Mashalaba

  • MASHALABA, YB and DLOMO, NZ. 2012. The impact of township mast lights on the sustainability of the Boyden optical observatory as a research site "A theoretical basis for the incorporation of mitigation measures for light pollution within the municipal land use management and development policies". SAPI, Planning Africa 2012. Growth, democracy and inclusion: Navigating contested futures, Durban, South Africa, 17 Sep 2012–19 Sep 2012.

Departmental Research publications

  • STEŸN, JJ, SMIT, P and BOSMAN, G. 2009. Published: 1. Research Project A South African Renaissance: acceptability of sustainable, high quality, earth constructed, public and private buildings to support local sustainable economic development. Commissioned By: SANPAD. South African–Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development. 1, 36, 94 - 6, 59, 98.
  • POTGIETER, PJ and STEŸN, JJ. 2008. Bloemfontein CBD Masterplan Project T1: Demarcation of Study Area. Research publication No. 33, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UFS.
  • POTGIETER, PJ and STEŸN, JJ. 2008. Bloemfontein CBD Masterplan Project T2: Literature Review Report. Research publication No. 34, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UFS.
  • STEŸN, JJ and MÖLLER, C. 2008. Bloemfontein CBD Masterplan Project T3: Land-use Survey. Research publication No. 35, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UFS.
  • STEŸN, JJ and POTGIETER, PJ. 2008. Bloemfontein CBD Masterplan T4: Comprehensive CBD Land-use Plan. Research Publication No. 36, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UFS.
  • CAMPBELL, MM. (ET AL.) 2007. The viability of a Corridor Development along the R30 route between Welkom and Bloemfontein in terms of the Provincial Spatial Development Framework of the Free State (In printing process).

For further publications, see lecturers' publications at the staff button.

Recent Publications (2015-2018)

Barclay, E., Barnes, A., Hauptfleisch, C., Jacobs, H., Jacobs, N., Nel, V. Orie, S. 2016. De-complexifying the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act Principles. Paper delivered at the Winelands conference, Stellenbosch.

Barnes, A and Nel, V. 2017. Putting Spatial Resilience into Practice. Urban Forum, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 219–232. DOI 10.1007/s12132-017-9303-6

Booysen, L. & Campbell, M. 2016. A lack of stakeholder buy in derails an Urban Development Zone tax incentive: the case of Mangaung, South Africa. Paper delivered at the Planning Africa Conference Making Sense of the Future - Disruption and Reinvention, Johannesburg.

Campbell, M., Nel, V. and Mphambukeli, T., 2017. A thriving coal mining city in crisis? The governance and spatial planning challenges at Witbank, South Africa. Land Use Policy62, pp.223-231.

Campbell, M. 2016. A great place and not yet, another declining small town: The case of Clarens, South Africa. Urbani Izziv, 27(2)138-148.

Campbell, M.M.  & 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): 1082-1087.

Campbell, M.M., Nel, V.J. & Mphambukeli, T.N. 2016. Emalahleni: Dirty but keeping South Africa’s lights on; in Marias, L, Nel, E. & Donaldson, R. Beyond the great and mighty, reflections on secondary cities in South Africa. Routledge London.

Campbell, M. & Ramatsoele, R. 2016. The Impact of the Southern African Development Community Protocol on Market Access along the Maputo Development Corridor. Paper delivered at the Planning Africa Conference, Making Sense of the Future - Disruption and Reinvention, Johannesburg.

Denoon-Stevens, S. Nel, V and Mphambukeli, T. 2018. Spatial planning for Postmasburg, in Marais, L., Burger, P., and van Rooyen, D., (eds), 2018. Community and Mining in South Africa: from Small Town to Iron Town. London: Routledge.

Denoon-Stevens, S. 2016. Developing an appropriate land use methodology to promote spatially just, formal retail areas in developing countries: The case of the City of Cape Town, South Africa. Land Use Policy, Vol 54 (July): 18-28.

Denoon-Stevens, S. and Bruce, S. 2016. Exploring the potential for transit-oriented development in low-income settlements in the metropolitan cities of South Africa. Paper delivered at the South African Cities Studies Conference, Durban.

Dubezane, M., and Nel, V. 2016. The role of traditional leaders in land use management in South Africa: A case study in a Rural Area of Kwazulu-Natal. Indilinga, 15(3): 222-238.

Ferreira A., Nel, D and Nel V. 2016. A Transect Approach to Land Use Management in South Africa. Isocarp Review 12: 268-287.

Hugo, A. & Steyn, D. 2016. The graduate identity of Professional Planning in South Africa. Paper delivered at the South African Planning Institute Conference Proceedings Planning Africa Making Sense of the Future, Johannesburg.

Marais, L., Cloete, J., van Rooyen, D., Denoon-Stevens, D and Nel, V.  2018. Place attachment and social disruption in Postmasburg, a rapidly growing South African mining town GeoJournal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-018-9851-x

Mphambukeli, T and Nel, V. J. 2017. Migration, Marginalisation and Oppression In Mangaung. Chapter in Magidimisha, H. H. et al. (Eds.). Crisis, Identity and Migration in Post-Colonial Southern Africa, Springer.

Steÿn, J.J. 2016. Enkele gedagtes oor volhoubaarheid vir die boubedryf in Suid-Afrika. Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap / Journal for Christian Scholarship 52(3): 167-180.

Steÿn, J.J. 2016. How Sound Planning Sense Should Disrupt the Different Power in the Planning World. Paper delivered at the South African Planning Institute Conference Planning Africa Making Sense of the Future, Johannesburg.

Nel V. 2016. A Better Zoning System for South Africa? Land Use Policy 55:57-64.

Nel, V. 2016. Spluma, Zoning and Effective Land Use Management in South Africa. Urban Forum 27:79-92.

Nel V., Moyo, B, Denoon-Stevens, S & Friedrich, M. 2016. The spatial economy. Report prepared with Kena Consult for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Pretoria.

Nel, V. and Denoon-Stevens, S.P. 2016. Research on thematic areas: towards the development of the National Spatial Development Framework. Draft background report for the National Spatial Development Framework. Kena Consult, Pretoria.

Nel, V.; Busani, M.; Denoon-Stevens, S.P. and Friedrich, M. 2016. Research report: Spatial Economy. Draft background report for the National Spatial Development Framework. Kena Consult, Pretoria.

Rapelang, T., Nel, V. and Stewart, T. 2017.  Exercising the right to access adequate housing in Joe Morolong Local Municipality, Rural South Africa. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, pp.1-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10901-017-9578-x

Smit, E. & Nel V. 2018. Spatial divided campus: divided spatial subculture? International Planning Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13563475.2018.1439369

Williams, T., Dubezane, M., Mbense, M., Mchunu, M.  Nkosi, S. & Nel, V. 2016. Sustainable spatial governance in rural areas under traditional authority. Paper delivered at the 52nd ISOCARP Conference, Durban.



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