Municipal bonds are increasingly seen as a way to plug the finance gap for African cities that face a chronic shortfall in urban financing.
African Research Institute podcast examines examines financing options for municipalities to ensure sustainable development of African cities.
In Lagos, urban management strategies have not recognised the spatial requirements of street traders as a priority. Researcher Kolade Akiyode offers his thoughts on some solutions.
Informal cross border traders contribute between R2.3 and R3.6 billion to Johannesburg’s wholesale and retail economy annually.
Micro-enterprises are a significant source of income for many South Africans. Nava Derakhshani looks at what one rand can buy in the informal economy.
How proper planning and considerations, rooted in citizen needs and demands, could support more vibrant streets in Accra.
In this video Clare Short, Chair of the Cities Alliance Policy Advisory Board, talks about how a mobilised population could result in leaps in development across Africa.
South Africa needs to reconsider how it builds public buildings to capture the sector’s full labour-creation potential. Two pioneering projects show what’s possible.
How including micro-enterprises and informal traders in formal retail areas can help South Africa realize the goals of Inclusivity and spatial justice.
Street vending is at the heart of larger questions concerning the contestation and negotiation of public space in Cairo.