African cities and the New Urban Agenda

Publication by UNDP considers pathways to sustainable urban development and alternatives for Africa’s urban development trajectory.

Nigeria’s digital divide in urban administration

Author advocates for the holistic and country-wide use of geospatial technologies for city administration in Nigeria.

Informality in the SDGs

Authors look at how informality is addressed in the SDGs, especially with regards to how it is measured.

Conflicting planning rationalities and informal settlements

Paper analyzes the eviction of an informal settlement in Ghana as the crystallization of the opposition between different planning rationalities.

Urbanisation of hope or despair?

Authors examine the link between urbanisation and urban challenges and emphasize the role of planning to achieve inclusiveness and spatial integration.

Affordable housing and the case for publicly-driven housing in African cities

Public sector provision of housing will not meet affordable housing needs by itself. But neglecting it in favour of solely an enabling approach is also a mistake, writes Hugo Halimi.

SDGs and the role of local governments

Article addresses localisation of SDGs and the implications for local governments.

Informal urban mining in Accra

Paper investigates the development of the informal urban e-waste economy in Accra, Ghana.

Uncertainty levels of electrification in informal urban settlements: a case from South Africa

Paper calls for more politicized approach toward informal settlement upgrading programmes.

Intermodality in practice in African cities

Authors study intermodality as a practice rather than a planning strategy in African cities.

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