School of Built Environment and Development Studies Seminar 

Title: The Evolution of Township Retail, The Role of Urban-Regeneration Programmes 

Speaker: Talia Feigenbaum 

Time: 12:30-13:50, 13 Aug 2014.  

Venue: Seminar Room F213, School of Built Environment and Development Studies, Memorial Tower Building, UKZN. Google maps: -29.866933,30.981963 

Talia Feigenbaum, KZN Regional Head of Urban-Econ. Talia holds a MA in Development from UKZN. She has an interest in the integration of regional development economic issues into all spheres of integrated planning. Talia’s focus on socio-economic impact assessment work around KZN, specifically on large-scale capital expansion projects, like the Port of Durban Expansion; the Dube Trade Port and the proposed Mkhomazi Dam developing specialised SAM and Input-Output Models to measure the impacts. This economic technique experience has been coupled with planning and feasibility experience of both products (like tourism routes); institutional structures like development agencies, as well as commercial and retail property demand modelling. Tying all of these components together is her specific interest is the planning and execution of township and urban regeneration and integrated transport programmes, like Bridge City in INK and the Umlazi Nodal Regeneration Strategy. Currently Talia is managing the socio-economic impact assessment of the Msunduzi (PMB) Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network and examining the anticipated impacts of the KwaMnyandu Mall in Umlazi. 

Planned seminars (This is a provisional schedule. Events will be confirmed about a week before through the mailing list. If you would like to be added to or removed from the mailing list, please contact 

20 August: (Available)

27 August: Pranitha Maharaj ‘On the move: The experiences of migrants in South Africa’

3 September: Catherine Sutherland, Glen Robbins and Dianne Scott  ‘Durban as a regional hub: Pro-growth, pro-poor and environmental entanglements’

10 September: (Available)

1 October: (Available)

8 October: (Provisional) Mohammed Vawda ‘Health seeking behaviour in the context of high HIV prevalence’

15 October: (Available)

22 October: (Available)

29 October: (Provisional) Christine Jeske ‘This is Not Working: Unemployment and the Good Life in South Africa’

5 November: (Available)

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