Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT), a non-profit organisation working to create shared spaces that help bridge spatial and social divides in the city, launches an Open Streets toolkit. OSCT is based on the successful Ciclovía movement from Bogotá, which transforms streets into car-free public spaces every Sunday. This movement has spread to more than 400 cities … Continued
Seeking to address the knowledge vacuum generated by the multitude of environmental, economic and social crises manifesting in cities in the Global South, due to rapid urbanisation, African Centre for Cities (ACC), rooted at the University of Cape Town, launches a new Masters in Southern Urbanism (an MPhil specialising in Urban Studies).
FOLIO a new annual on contemporary African architecture has been launched in South Africa, coinciding with this year’s Africa Day celebrations. According to founding editor Professor Lesley Lokko, the idea was sparked at a meeting of the heads of architecture schools in 2015 where an intense … Continued
A new route map for Maputo’s privately-operated minibuses will be launched later this year.
Citiscope offers five immediate takeaways following this week’s release of the Habitat III vision document.
Upcoming seminar highlights lessons from Medellin’s Social Urbanism programme for Cape Town.
Citiscope reports on key trends in the recently published African Economic Outlook report.
“What is pending?” asked Habitat III’s secretary general. “Issues related to monitoring, evaluation, follow-up and financing will be agreed on [through] further discussion here in Surabaya.”
The African Centre for Cities is partnering with the New Climate Economy (NCE) team on the Coalition for Urban Transitions, which brings together over 20 leading global organizations.
With 1 billion people living in slums, affordable housing needs to be put at the centre of the New Urban Agenda.