CITY OF TSHWANE SUSTAINABILITY WEEK – GREEN BUILDING CONFERENCE
Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
Speaker - Sustainable Cities Africa Conference
Professor Ivan Turok is the Executive Director in the Economic Performance and Development Unit of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Regional Studies, and Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Durban.
He is also Honorary Professor at the Universities of Cape Town and Glasgow, and has a PhD in Economics, MSc in Planning and BSc in Geography. Before returning to South Africa and joining the HSRC in 2010 he was Professor and Research Director of the Department of Urban Studies at Glasgow University.
Professor Turok's fields of expertise include the spatial economy (regions, cities and neighbourhoods), economic development and local labour markets. His research on unemployment, regional development, city competitiveness, urban regeneration and spatial inequalities is highly cited internationally.