For the African National Congress, the ruling party that came to power in 1994 after the fall of apartheid, informal settlements have been a continuous problem, one compounded by the rapid influx of people to urban areas in search of better opportunities.
The Ugandan capital is finding homegrown climate solutions.
‘Secondary’ cities are booming across Africa. Jinja is one aiming to get ahead the growth.
For the critical issues of urban planning, land markets and public space, the Habitat III process must recognize the importance of participation by all.
Art in the spaces beyond Cape Town’s inner city art scene.
Last week, a key series of discussions on financing sustainable urban development included multiple sessions on the issue.
A month-long open “university” in a Cape Town township offers alternative ways of learning, challenging the city’s geographical strictures.
The continent’s regional meeting resulted in an urbanization strategy that is conceptually strong but lacking in concrete targets, timelines and commitments to change.
The upcoming Habitat III regional meeting in Abuja will be a key indicator of whether Africa”s leaders understand the critical role to be played by local authorities in leading sustainable urbanization.
How a city of 3.2 million residents, South Africa’s second largest, is solving monumental water and waste challenges in its jammed informal settlements.