Professor Edgar Pieterse is holder of the NRF South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. He directs the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. He is a founder member of Isandla Institute, serves on the Boards of Magnet Theatre, the Sustainability Institute and the Cape Town Partnership; and also serves on the Council of the University of the Western Cape. Professor Pieterse holds a PhD from London School of Economics, an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (The Hague, The Netherlands) and BA-Honours from the University of the Western Cape.
E. Pieterse, Democratising Local Government: the South African Experiment, UCT Press, Cape Town 2002. E. Pieterse, Voices of the Transition: The Politics, Poetics and Practices of Development in South Africa, Heinemann, Portsmouth (NH) 2004. E. Pieterse, Consolidating Developmental Local Government, UCT Press, Cape Town 2008. E. Pieterse, City Futures: Confronting the Crisis of Urban Development, Zed Books, London 2009.