Dr Camaren Peter - Publications


 

Dissertations:

Peter, C., 2002, MSc Dissertation: Calculating the distance to the centre of the galaxy using red clump stars as an indicator, University of Cape Town.

Peter C., 2010. PhD Dissertation: Bayesian Participatory-Based Decision Analysis: An evolutionary adaptive formalism for integrated analysis of complex challenges to social-ecological systems sustainability, University of Cape Town.

Conference Papers:

Musango, J & Peter, C, 2007: A Bayesian Approach Towards Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation Research on the South African Agricultural Sector, 49th Conference of the Agricultural Economic Association of South Africa (AESA), Grahamstown, July 2007.

Peter, C., Potgieter A., Monteiro, P.M.S., De Wit M., 2007: Engineering Social-Ecological System Resilience, Building and Sustaining Resilience in Complex Organizations, 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Organizational Resilience, Phonpei, Micronesia, 24-25 May 2007.

Peter, C., Musango, J.K., De Lange, W., 2007: “Using Bayesian networks to model the impact of climate change scenarios on biofuels production from irrigated agriculture – analyzing water, energy and food sector interdependencies”, Presented at Regional Expert Meeting, IPCC TGICA Expert Meeting Integrating Analysis of Regional Climate Change and Response Options, 20-22 June 2007, Nadi, Fiji – conference proceedings (2007). pp. 169-174.

Conference Papers:

Musango, J & Peter, C, 2007: A Bayesian Approach Towards Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation Research on the South African Agricultural Sector, 49th Conference of the Agricultural Economic Association of South Africa (AESA), Grahamstown, July 2007.

Peter, C., Potgieter A., Monteiro, P.M.S., De Wit M., 2007: Engineering Social-Ecological System Resilience, Building and Sustaining Resilience in Complex Organizations, 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Organizational Resilience, Phonpei, Micronesia, 24-25 May 2007.

Peter, C., Musango, J.K., De Lange, W., 2007: “Using Bayesian networks to model the impact of climate change scenarios on biofuels production from irrigated agriculture – analyzing water, energy and food sector interdependencies”, Presented at Regional Expert Meeting, IPCC TGICA Expert Meeting Integrating Analysis of Regional Climate Change and Response Options, 20-22 June 2007, Nadi, Fiji – conference proceedings (2007). pp. 169-174.

Journal Papers:

Musango, J & Peter, C. (2007). A Bayesian Approach Towards Facilitating Climate Change Adaptation Research on the South African Agricultural Sector, AGREKON, Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Peter, C., de Lange, W., Musango, J.K., April, K., Potgieter, A.G.E. (2009). Applying Bayesian modelling to assess climate change impacts on biofuel production, Climate Research, CR Special 20: Integrating analysis of regional climate change and response options, v 20, pp. 249-260.

Peter C, & Swilling, M. (2014). Linking Complexity and Sustainability Theories: Implications for Modeling Sustainability Transitions, Sustainability, 6, 1594-1622.

Journal Papers in Progress (ready for submission):

Peter C. A Complexity-Based Perspective on Assemblage Theory: Implications for Modelling Urban Assemblages and their Role in Transitions to Sustainability, Paper completed and to be submitted to Sustainability. Currently a draft paper on Academia.edu.

Peter, C. An Assemblage and Complexity Theory Based Strategic Framework for Assessing Transitions to Urban Sustainability: The Case of South Africa, Paper completed and ready to be submitted to Sustainability. Currently a draft paper on Academia.edu.

Books:

Peter, C. (2015). Lazarus in the Multiple: Awakening to the Era of Complexity, Zero Books, John Hunt Publications (UK), forthcoming: January 29 2015, URL: http://www.zero-books.net/books/lazurus-multiple.

Book Chapters and Contributions:

Chipkin I., Swilling, M., Peter, C., Friedenstein, H., Bhorat, I., Chipkin, I., Mondi, L., Swiling, M., Buthelezi, M., Qobo, M., Prins, N., Duma, S. (2018). Shadow State: The Politics of State Capture, Wits University Press, Johannesburg, South Africa, URL: http://witspress.co.za/catalogue/shadow-state/.

Peter, C., Potgieter A., Monteiro, P.M.S., De Wit M. (2007). Engineering Social-Ecological System Resilience, Building and Sustaining Resilience in Complex Organizations, Pre-Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Organizational Resilience, Editors: Robert Kay and Kurt A. Richardson, ISBN: 0-9791688-4-8a.

Peter C. (2012). Privatization, Urban Fragmentation and Sustainability, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. Institutional and Social Innovation For Sustainable Urban Development (Mieg & Töpfer, eds.), Earthsan/Routledge in 2012.

Peter, C. (2008). Complexity based modeling for sustainability and resilience of social-ecological systems. In A. Weaver, & M. Burns (Eds), Exploring Sustainability Science: A Southern African Perspective, Stellenbosch, SUN Press, pp. 471-505.

Swilling, M., Peter, C. & Wakeford, J. (2011). Chapter 7: Transcending Resources and Energy Intensive Growth: Lessons from South Africa, In: Just Transitions to Sustainability, Swilling, A. and Annecke, E., Juta.

Swilling, M., Musango, J., Robinson, B. & Peter., C. (2017). Flows, Infrastructures and the African Urban Transition. In Frantzeskaki, N., Castan Broto, V., Coenen, L. & Loorbach, D. (Eds). Urban Sustainability Transitions. Routledge.

Swilling, M., Peter, C, Robinson, B. (2015). Infrastructure Planning for Resource Efficient Cities, In Greening the South African Economy: Scoping the Issues, Challenges and Possibilities, (Eds) Swilling, M., Musango, J.K., Wakeford, J., UCT Press.

Policy Briefs and Position Papers:

Peter C. (2007). Analytical review of the Western Cape climate change strategy and action plan: Water and energy as integrators, for Department of Environmental Assessment and Development Planning, Western Cape Government, South Africa, GWDMS No: 174799.

Peter, C. (2010). Position Paper on Environment for City of Johannesburg, Study conducted for the Central Strategic Unit of the COJ (Mayoral Office). The recommendations of this study have been strongly taken up in the COJ Growth and Development Strategy (GDS, 2011).

Peter, C. (2011). Greening the Growth Path for Durban/Ethekwini. Study conducted for the Academy of Science South Africa, Published in “Towards a Low Carbon City – Focus on Durban”, ASSAF, May 2011.

Peter, C. (2011). Governance Arrangements: Human Settlements in South Africa, Background paper for ISANDLA initiative to support Sustainable Human Settlement agenda.

Peter, C. (2011). Socio-Cultural Dimensions: Human Settlements in South Africa, Background paper for ISANDLA initiative to support Sustainable Human Settlement agenda.

Peter, C. & Swilling, M. (2011). Sustainable, Low Carbon Cities in the 21st Century: Making it Happen!, Position paper for the Gwangju Summit on the Urban Environmental Accords, Gwangju, South Korea, October 11-13. 

Peter. C., & Swilling M. (2012). Sustainable, Resource-Efficient Cities in the 21st Century: Making it Happen! UNEP Position Paper for Rio+20.

Peter, C. (2016). Urban Policy Coalitions, Policy Brief, Cities Alliance Think Tank, URL: http://www.citiesalliance.org/sites/citiesalliance.org/files/CATTBriefs_Coalitions.pdf.

Peter, C. (2016). African Cities in the Urban Anthropocene, Cities Alliance Think Tank, URL: http://www.africancentreforcities.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CATTBriefs_SmartCities_REVISED-1.pdf.

Research Publications:

Peter, C. (2011). Review of Urban Infrastructure Transitions to Sustainability. Study conducted for African Centre for Cities – background paper for International Workshop on Urban Infrastructures.

UN HABITAT (2014). State of the African Cities Report 2014: Re-imagining Sustainable Urban Transitions, United Nations HABITAT programme, C Peter (co-author).

Taylor, A. & Peter, C. (2014). Strengthening Climate Resilience in African Cities: A Framework for Working with Informality, African Centre for Cities, Climate Development Knowledge Network, May 2014, online at: http://cdkn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/CDKN_ACC_WP_final_web-res.pdf. (Research collaboration with ACC and CDKN).

Peter, C. (2014). A Review of Resource Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Cities, Research Report for Global Initiative on Resource Efficient Cities, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In revision for submission to special edition of the International Journal of Sustainable Development.

SCRP (2017). Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa is Being Stolen, State Capacities Research Project, May 2017, Convenor: Prof Mark Swilling, Authors: Prof Haroon Bhorat, Dr Mbongesini Buthelezi, Prof Ivor Chipkin, Sikhulekhila Duma, Lumkile Mondi, Dr Camaren Peter, Prof Mzukisi Qobo, Hannah Friedenstein (pseudonym). A joint project of the Development Policy Research Unit (University of Cape Town), the South African Research Chair on African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy (University of Johannesburg), Public Affairs Research Institute (University of Witwatersrand) and the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (University of Stellenbosch).

Peter, C. (2017). Regional Review of Projected Climate Change Impacts in Africa, Open Society for West Africa, OWISA.

Peter C. (2017). Review of Options for Small Producers in Africa to Foster Innovation & Access to Adapted Clean Energy Products, Open Society for West Africa, OWISA.

Peter, C. (2018). Sustainability Science in Southern Africa, UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST).

Selected CSIR Reports:

ECO3 : Economics and Ecology of Ecosystems: Unlocking the complexity needs of sustainable development at the system scale, Final Report for the Period 31 Mar 2005 to Mar 26 2007, GWDMS No: 143948 PTA General.

Peter, C., Meder, B., von Maltitz, G., van der Merwe, M. (2007). Analysing Analysis! A study of causal reasoning for complex biophysical problem-solving and hypotheses making: Environmental Causes of Cholera, GWDMS No: 143891, PTA General.

Peter, C., Potgieter, A., Le Maitre, D., Meder, B. (2007). Critical Review and Conceptual Foundation for SRP II Thematic Application: SRP Thematic Proposal Concept Document, March 2007.

Peter, C., Potgieter, A., Le Maitre, D., Burns, M. (2007). SRP Thematic Proposal for Sisyphus II (Development Phase III): Transdisciplinary Modelling for Resilience and Emergence, Complexity Based Modelling and Simulation Demonstrator for Testing Resilience and Emergence in Multi-Scale Social-Ecological Systems, March 2007.

Peter C. (2009). Exploring the use of graphical causal maps and Bayesian networks to model integration of urban growth in Gauteng, CSIR Publication, February 2009.


Periodicals:

Peter C. (2011). Urbanisation and the Transition to the Future, Cityscapes - Launch Issue, Tau Tavengwas and the African Centre for Cities.

Peter C. (2012). The Future of Seven Billion. Cityscapes - Second Issue, Tau Tavengwas and the African Centre for Cities.

Perspectives 3.12 (2012). What are Sustainable African Cities?, Eds C Peter, Heinrich Bӧll Stiftung.

Newspaper Publications

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Zuma's precarious balancing act18 April 2009Cape Argus
Measuring out ratios for true equality20 May 2007Sunday Tribune
Affirmative action's part of the big picture 15 May 2007Cape Argus
Rich-poor gap promises a second wave of resistance6 May 2007Cape Argus
Identity makeovers will free us from race29 December 2006Cape Argus
The problem with Godzille and the DA22 November 2006Cape Argus
Rian Malan falls in bigot's trap18 November 2006Cape Argus
Why sustainability matters to all citizens7 November 2012Cape Argus
Changing the system for sustainable development20 November 2017Business Day/Live
Holistic education liberates potential23 March 2018Business Day/Live
Greening the Fourth Industrial RevolutionForthcomingBusiness Day/Live
 

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