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Posted 02.24.11 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Dorothy Tang & Andrew Watkins: Ecologies of Gold: The Past and Future Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg



Today approximately 1.6 million people — 25 percent of the population — in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni live in informal settlements throughout the metropolitan region. Of this number approximately 400,000 people live in informal settlements in the mining belt that traverses the two municipalities. [Census data from Statistics South Africa, the City of Johannesburg and Slum Dwellers International; illustration by Dorothy Tang based on information from Statistics South Africa, the Harvard Geospatial Library, GIS information from the municipalities of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni and Google Earth]

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ABOUT THE ESSAY

Ecologies of Gold: The Past and Future Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg
On Places, Dorothy Tang and Andrew Watkins explore the ecological rehabilitation of the defunct gold mines of central Johannesburg.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dorothy Tang is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hong Kong.
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Andrew Watkins is an architect and urban designer at SWA in Southern California.
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