With 1 billion people living in slums, affordable housing needs to be put at the centre of the New Urban Agenda.
Last week, a key series of discussions on financing sustainable urban development included multiple sessions on the issue.
MISTRA Urban Features researchers consider cities that are accessible, fair and green.
Open Streets returns to Cape Town this coming weekend. On January 17 the public are invited to use the entire stretch of Bree Street to walk, play, exercise and express themselves freely.
City news headlines from around the continent.
Jane Lumumba considers whether Accra’s commuters will ditch private transport for the new BRT system, set to launch at the end of 2015.
Closing ceremony of Africities Summit calls for stronger local governance in cities.
Africa is the first region to present a common urban agenda ahead of next year’s major United Nations (UN) gathering on housing and sustainable urban development, Habitat III. Kim Gurney reports from Africities 2015.
The politics of urban planning was brought into focus at the 2015 Africities conference through discussion on green spaces and how best to value them amid competing urban needs.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) levels are nowhere near enough given the rate of urbanisation in African cities, which should diversify for better resilience and socio-economic benefits. Report from Africities Summit.