Speaker Bio

Prof Ivan Turok


rof Ivan Turok holds the DSI/NRF SARCHI Chair in City-Region Economies at the University of the Free State. He is also Distinguished Research Fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council.

He is the former Editor-in-Chief of the international journal ‘Regional Studies’, and currently Editor of the Journal ‘Area Development and Policy’ and ‘Development Southern Africa’. He is Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow, UK. He was recently Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Durban. Ivan is an urban and regional conomist/planner with over 30 years’ experience. He is an occasional adviser to the United Nations, OECD, African Development Bank, UNECA and several national governments.