How Gauteng’s gated communities keep insiders in, outsiders out, and leave the national project on the back foot.
The Centre for Urban Research and Innovation promotes context-specific planning education and has been unrolled practical research projects to find solutions to Nairobi’s slumdwellers’ needs.
Tiny houses offer minimalist housing to those who can afford them. Could this new trend lead to developments that benefit the poor?
Using material from recycled plastic, researchers at the University of Cape Town have found a way to keep shacks cooler in summer.
The team at Open Streets has just released a new video that shows how they’re working to re-imagine our city streets.
Kerry Bobbins explains how investment in Green Infrastructure can benefit South Africa’s cities.
Mercy Brown-Luthango from the African Centre for Cities shares preliminary findings from a research project that looks at the effectiveness of different urban upgrading approaches in Cape Town’s informal settlements with regards to safety.
In recent months certain areas in Durban’s Central Business District have undergone a transformation with the aim of creating a welcoming environment for local and international visitors, as well as new businesses. Urban regeneration, as this process is referred to, is defined by the Virginia Tech Metropolitan Institute as “regenerating cities and early/inner ring suburbs … Continued
Cape Town’s Bree Street was closed to cars on Sunday for Open Streets, which aims to change the way that streets are used and perceived. UrbanAfrica’s photo gallery shows how citizens reimagined the urban terrain.
Open Streets is coming to Cape Town, Sunday January 18.