Urban development in Luanda has taken a modernist slant, reminiscent of the late modernist principles of post-industrial Europe. Technocrats, politicians, urban planners and a bevy of international consultants are spearheading such visions, as they appear to be seeking some form of modernist urban progression that demonstrates Luanda’s status as an international economic engine and showcase.
Khartoum is under strain. The city does not have the capacity to serve the high number of urban migrants that flock to it in search of work and better living conditions.
Thulani Ndlovu takes a look at the state of Bulawayo’s colonial era architecture.
In modern cities, money operates more as a divider than a connector. Sarah De Villiers explains how architecture can bridge the gaps.
The third installment of the African Cities Reader explores the unholy trinity of land, property and value – the life force of cities everywhere.
This short film, made by SciDev Net, explores the work of the Ugandan SDI Alliance in Kampala’s slums. It shows how the Alliance is using SDI tools to advance the right to the city through practical action on the ground.
Accra needs a spatial plan to properly organise the city space, writes Grace Ecklu.
It’s time for Gauteng to get data smart.
In this video series, four of the keynote speakers from the African Centre for Cities ‘Starting from the South’ urban studies workshop, held recently in Cape Town, share their perspectives on urbanisation in China and South Africa.
Last month, Egypt’s Housing Minister announced plans to build a new capital city not far from Cairo. Could the new city be just another ‘castle in the sand?’