JJ Gregory

email:                 [email protected]
Tel:                    +27 (0) 12 420 2016
Office:               Geography Building 2-7
Consultation:     Monday & Friday 10:00-11:30 (by appointment only)

Research profile

My research interests broadly focus on urban geography.  I am particularly interested in aspects of urban and neighbourhood change in the post-apartheid city. I have published work on the role of creative industries in urban regeneration. My PhD research and more recent work focus on socio-spatial changes related to student geographies and studentification. 

I am a member of the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) and deputy chairperson for the SSAG Students and Young Professionals Group.  



  • BA Honours (Tourism Development, Cum Laude) – University of Johannesburg
  • MA Geography (Cum Laude) – University of Johannesburg
  • PhD Geography – University of Johannesburg


Courses presented

  • GGY 201 – Urban structure, environment and society (2021-present)
  • GGY 780 – Urban Geography (2021-present)


Research publications

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  • Gregory, J.J., Rogerson, J.M. (2019). Housing in multiple occupation and studentification in Johannesburg. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 46(46):85-102
  • Gregory, J.J., Rogerson, J.M. (2019). Studentification and commodification of student lifestyle in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Urbani Izziv, 30, 178-193.  
  • Gregory, J.J., Rogerson, C.M. (2018). Creative industries in Central Johannesburg: entrepreneurs, organisation and locational choice. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, 7(4):1-13.
  • Gregory, J.J., Rogerson, C.M. (2018). Suburban Creativity: The Geography of Creative Industries in Johannesburg. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 39(39):31-52.
  • Gregory, J.J. (2016). Creative Industries and Urban Regeneration – The Case of the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, Local Economy, 31(1-2):158-171.
  • Hoogendoorn, G., Gregory, J.J. (2016). Instagrammers, Urban Renewal and the Johannesburg Inner City, Urban Forum, 27(4):399-414.


Conference contributions

  • Gregory, J.J., Rogerson, C.M. (2016). Tracking the Policy Environment for Creative Industries in South Africa. Conference proceedings of #CelebrateGeography the 11th Biennial Conference of the Society of South African Geographers held in Stellenbosch.


Book chapters

  • Gregory, J.J. (2020). Studentification and Urban Change in South Africa. In R. Massey and A. Gunter (Eds.). Urban Geography in South Africa - Perspectives and Theory. Springer.
  • Gregory, J.J. (2019). Creative Industries and Neighbourhood Change in South African Cities. In J. Knight and C. Rogerson (Eds.). The Geography of South Africa - Contemporary Changes and New Directions. Springer.
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