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Dr Catherine Sutherland

Position Academic Leader: Research & Higher Degrees
Discipline Development Studies
Phone 031 260 3274
Email sutherlandc@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address A724 7th Floor, Denis Shepstone Building

Biography:

  • Catherine Sutherland is a geographer who works at the interface between social and environmental systems with a focus on sustainable development. Catherine is currently Research and Higher Degrees Academic Leader. 

Research :

  • Catherine is interested in the relationship between society, space and environment and how this shapes environmental politics and policy making. She has worked on topics such as the impact of mega-projects on social environments in Durban, social assessment theory and methodology, sustainability indicators, risk and vulnerability, and urban/social policy.
  • Her research interests are closely aligned with her teaching which focuses on social policy and environment and development.

Teaching:

Publications

Books

  • Dupont, V., Jordhus-Lier, D., Sutherland, C., Braathen, E. (2016) The Politics of Slums in the Global South. Urban informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru, Routledge, London. 
  • Dupont, V., Jordhus-Lier, D., Sutherland, C., Braathen, E. (2016) The Politics of Slums in the Global South. Urban informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru, Routledge, London.  


Book Chapters

  • Sutherland, C., Hordijk, M., and Scott, D., (2016). Emerging practices of community adaptation within innovative water and climate change policies in Durban, South Africa, In Roy, M., Cawood, S., Hordijk, M., and Hulme, D., (eds.), Urban Poverty and climate change. Life in the slums of Asia, Africa and Latin America, Routledge, Oxon.
  • Scott, D., Lewis, B., Sutherland, C. Hordijk, M. and Buthelezi, B. (in press) Ecological citizenship and water governance in eThekwini Municipality, in Datta and Madan (eds) Ecological Citizenship, Zed books, London.
  • Khan,S.,  Miranda,L., Sydenstricker-Neto, J., Sutherland, C. and Hordijk, M. (2015) Scenario-building as a Process and Tool in Urban Governance, In Gupta, J., Pfeffer, K., Verrest, H. and Ros-Tonen, M (eds) Geographies of urban governance, Advanced theories, methods and practices, Springer International, London.
  • Hordijk, M., Miranda,L. Sutherland, C. and Scott. D. (2015) In Gupta, J., Pfeffer, K., Verrest, H. and Ros-Tonen, M (eds) Geographies of urban governance, Advanced theories, methods and practices, Springer International, London.
  • Khan,S.,  Miranda,L., Sydenstricker-Neto, J., Sutherland, C. and Hordijk, M. (2015) Scenario-building as a Process and Tool in Urban Governance, In Gupta, J., Pfeffer, K., Verrest, H. and Ros-Tonen, M (eds) Geographies of urban governance, Advanced theories, methods and practices, Springer International, London.
  • Scott, D., Sutherland, C., Sim, V. and Robbins, G. (2014) Pro-growth challenges to sustainability in South Africa, in Hansen, A. and Wethal, U. (eds) Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability. Theories, strategies, local realities. Routledge, London.
  • Colenbrander, D. Sutherland, C.Oelofse, G. Gold, H.and Tsotsobe, S.(2012)
    Reducing the pathology of risk: developing an integrated municipal coastal protection zone for the City of Cape Town. In: Cartwright, A. Parnell,S. Oelofse, G.and S. Ward(eds)Climate change at the city scale: Impacts, mitigation and adaptation in Cape Town, London, Routledge, p.18-201
  • Leck, H. Sutherland, C. Scott, D., Oelofse, G. (2012) Social and cultural barriers to adaptation implementation: The case of South Africa, In: Masters, L. and Duff, L. (eds) Overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation implementation in southern Africa, Pretoria, Africa Institute of South Africa & Institute for Global Dialogue, p.61-87.
  • Preston-Whyte, R. and Oelofse, C. (2007). The development of South Africa’s Coastal Tourism Resorts, in Agarwal, S. and Shaw, G. (eds) Managing South Africa’s Coastal Tourism Resorts, Channel View Publications, Toronto.
  • Dodson, B.J. and Oelofse C. (2002). Shades of xenophobia: in-migrants and immigrants in Mizamoyethu, Cape Town, in Crush, J and McDonald, D (eds), Transnationalism and New Immigration to South Africa, Southern African Migration Project and Canadian Association of African Studies, Kingston, Ontario

Articles

  • Sutherland, C., Sim, V., Buthelezi, S., and Khumalo, D. (2016) Social constructions of environmental services in a rapidly densifying peri-urban area under dual governance in Durban, South Africa, African Biodiversity and Conservation, 46(2), 1-12.
  • Vogel, C., Scott, D., Culwick, C., and Sutherland, C. (2016) Environmental problem solving in South Africa: Harnessing creative imaginaries to address ‘wicked’ challenges and opportunities, South African Geographical Journal, 98(3), 515-530.
  • Sim,V., Sutherland, C., and Scott, D. (2016) Pushing the boundaries - Urban Edge challenges in eThekwini Municipality, South African Geographical Journal, 98(1), 37-60.  
  • Sim,V., Sutherland, C., and Scott, D. (2016) Pushing the boundaries - Urban Edge challenges in eThekwini Municipality, South African Geographical Journal, available online July 2015. 
  • Hannan, S. and Sutherland, C. (2015) Mega-projects and sustainability in Durban, South Africa: Convergent or divergent agendas? ­Habitat International, 45, p 205-212.
  • Sutherland, C., Sim, V., and Scott, D. (2015) Contested discourses of a mixed-use megaproject: Cornubia, Durban, Habitat International, 45, p 185-195.
  • Sutherland, C. , Scott, D., and Hordijk, M. (2015) Urban Water Governance for More Inclusive Development: A Reflection on the ‘Waterscapes’ of Durban, South Africa, European Journal of Development Research, 27(4), p 488-504.
  • Hordijk,C., Miranda,L. Sutherland, C.  and Scott. D. (2015) In Gupta, J., Pfeffer, K., Verrest, H. and Ros-Tonen, M (eds) Geographies of urban governance, Advanced theories, methods and practices, Springer International, London. 
  • Sutherland, C., Scott, D. and Hordijk, M. (2015) Urban water governance for more inclusive development: a  reflection on the ‘Waterscapes’ of Durban, South Africa. European Journal of Development Research (2015) 27, 488–504. doi:10.1057/ejdr.2015.49
  • Sim,V., Sutherland, C., and Scott, D. (2015) Pushing the boundaries - Urban Edge challenges in eThekwini Municipality, South African Geographical Journal, available online July 2015.
  • Hannan, S. and Sutherland, C. (2015) Mega-projects and sustainability in Durban, South Africa: Convergent or divergent agendas? ­Habitat International, available online 21 July, 2014. 
  • Sutherland, C., Sim, V., and Scott, D. (2015) Contested discourses of a mixed-use megaproject: Cornubia, Durban, Habitat International, available online 21 July, 2014
  • Sutherland, C. Sim, V. and Scott, D. (2015) Contested discourses of a mixed-use megaproject: Cornubia, Durban. Habitat International 45, 185-195.
  • Hordijk, M., Miranda, L., and Sutherland, C. (2014) Resilience, transition or transformation? A comparative analysis of water governance in four southern cities, Environment & Urbanisation, 26(1), 130-146.
  • Sutherland, C., Hordijk, M., Lewis, B., Meyer, C., and Buthelezi, B., (2014) Water and sanitation delivery in eThekwini Municipality: a spatially differentiated approach, Environment & Urbanisation, 26(2), 26(2), 469-488.
  • Brooks, S., Sutherland, C., Scott, D. and Guy, H. (2010).Integrating qualitative methodologies into risk assessment: Insights from South Durban. South African Journal of Science, 106, 9&10, 55-64.
  • Oelofse, C., Scott, D., Oelofse, G. and Houghton, J. (2006). Shifts in ecological modernization: innovation, deliberation and institutional change, Local Environment 11(1), 61-78.
  • Scott, D. and Oelofse, C. (2005). Social and environmental justice in South African cities: including ‘invisible stakeholders’ in environmental assessment procedures, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 48(3), pp 445-468.
  • Oelofse, C. (2003). Integrating social theory into urban environmental risk assessment in South Africa: A case study of Hout Bay, Cape Town, Local Environment, 8 (3), 261-275.
  • Oelofse, C. and Scott, D. (2002). Geography and Environmental Management, South African Geographic Journal (Special Edition), 84 (1), 38-47.
  • Scott, D., Oelofse, C. and Guy, C. (2002) Double Trouble: environmental injustice in South Africa, Agenda, 52, 50 –57.
  • Oelofse, C. and Patel, Z. (2000). Falling through the net: Sustainability in Clermont township in Durban, South African Geographical Journal, 82(2), p 35-43.
  • Dodson, B. and Oelofse, C. (2000). Shades of Xenophobia? In-migrants and immigrants in Mizamoyethu, Cape Town, Canadian Journal of African Studies, special issue, 34 (1), 124-148
  • Ballantyne, R. R. and Oelofse, C. (1999). Informal settlers conceptions of environmental quality: A case study of Mizamoyethu, The Environmentalist, 19(3).
  • Ballantyne, R.R., Oelofse, C. and Winter, K. (1999) Geography Educators' Perceptions of Teaching Environmental Education in South African Schools. South African Geographical Journal, 81(2), 86-90.
  • Ballantyne, R.R., Oelofse, C. and Winter, K. (1999) Geography Educators' Perceptions of Teaching Environmental Education in South African Schools. South African Geographical Journal, 81(2), 86-90.
  • Lane, M., Low Choy, D., Marsh, J., Brown, A.L., and Oelofse, C. (1998). Observations on the Changing Planning Landscape of South Africa: Implications for Local Authorities, Australian Planner, 35 (3), 158-161.
  • Oelofse, C. and Dodson, B. (1997). Community, place and transformation: A perceptual analysis of residents responses to an informal settlement in Hout Bay, South Africa, Geoforum 28(1), 91-100.

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