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The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) was established in 2008 as a partnership between the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) and the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG), with local government in Gauteng also represented on the GCRO Board.

Behind the motivation for setting up the GCRO is a vision for South Africa's economic heartland as a region that is competitive, spatially integrated, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive.

GCRO is charged with helping to build the knowledge base that government, business, labour, civil society and citizens all need to make this vision a reality. GCRO collects data and benchmarks the city-region, provides policy analysis and support, undertakes applied research, and publishes critically reflective academic work.

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Kerry Bobbins will be attending and presenting at the International Geographers Union (IGU) conference to be held in Poland from 18 – 22 August 2014.
GI_Forum is an annual conference, held in the beautiful city of Salzburg, Austria, which aims to provide a platform for dialogue among technologists and critical thinkers,