To create better South African cities it’s time to think beyond the cut-and-paste monotony that is privatised shopping mall developments argues Geoff Bickford.
Stuart Denoon-Stevens unpacks Shack/Slum Dwellers International’s community-driven informal settlement upgrading methodology with a look to why it works.
Paper contributes to developing a situated approach to cultural and material politics of urban life that draws a lot of its energy from postcolonial and global South urbanism literature.
To deal with the challenges of rapid urbanisation happening in secondary African cities, slum dwellers are organising themselves and creating local plans based on data they have collected to inform partnerships with local government.
How a two-story housing prototype aims to transform housing in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha.
A report back on the profiling and mapping activities undertaken by the Nigerian Slum Dwellers Federation and JEI Nigeria in Lagos, Nigeria.
Better urban planning results come about when slum dweller communities are empowered to develop their own ideas and shape them into realistic and measurable plans.
Video counters negative perceptions of Kibera.
Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia, and Tshwane, in South Africa, are two African cities showing leadership in tackling climate change.
In South Africa the long awaited Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA) of 2013 came into effect last year. But the City of Johannesburg has not finalised its municipal planning bylaws that would make this new legal framework applicable.