Tag Archives: Urban Renewal in Joburg

Exploring Jozi with Joburg Places

Tours with Gerald Garner of Joburg Places:highly recommended The only way to get a real sense of a city is not by driving through as an observer, but by immersing oneself in the sensory experiences of street life and activity. So while the  Hop-on Hop-off  Red Bus is a great way to orientate oneself to the […]

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Will this revival of Newtown be the one that works?

Newtown Junction: mixed-use office and retail development   A huge mixed-use office and retail development, Newtown Junction, is being built behind Museum Africa where the old potato sheds of the Market building stood.  References to the old poultry shed, the original station master’s residence as well as the potato sheds will all be included in […]

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Will the new development in Newtown help to revitalize the area?

Potato Sheds make way for Newtown Junction In 2011 the old potato sheds behind the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg were demolished to make way for the first major retail and leisure investment in the city for a while.  Planned as a mixed-use node it is being developed by  Atterbury Property,  facilitated by the Johannesburg […]

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Johannesburg – the spaces ‘in between’

The space in-between or the uitvalgrond formed old Joburg city centre Just discovered a great website on Joburg (bit embarrassed I didn’t know of it before).    It’s  www. jhbwtc.blogspot.com and it’s the website of  the Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism.   Based at Wits University, their work (as their name indicates) is academic and […]

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Are we one step nearer to the realization of Joburg’s Cultural Arc?

Over ten years ago the concept of a Cultural Arc was mooted by Prof Carolyn Hamilton, then Head of the Humanities Postgraduate School at Wits. Envisioned as a metaphorical sweeping link between three powerful cultural institutions across the geography of the city, it would connect the Johannesburg Art Gallery on the east, to Wits in […]

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