Africities 2015: Africa’s cities need to be sites of sustainable growth

Launch of Africities Summit in Johannesburg highlights how success of the post-2015 development agenda will be measured in Africa’s cities.

Urban News Roundup (November 20, 2015)

Urban news headlines from around the continent.

New waste project challenges “infrastructure ideal” in Uganda

New project focuses on understanding the range of options poor urban dwellers have created and fought for to improve waste and sanitation services.

Urban News Roundup (November 6, 2015)

City news headlines from around the continent.

Fruitful partnerships in Cotonou

An urban farming cooperative in Cotonou, Benin, feeds over 330 families. The collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society is as an example of a fruitful partnership for other cities.

Johannesburg mayor: We must ‘change the way we move around the city’

Johannesburg’s mayor discusses how major commercial district Sandton has been turned into an experiment in urban mobility.

Surfing the waves of Joburg’s informal waste economy

Johannesburg’s street surfers recycle a big chunk of the city’s waste, facing harassment and hardship in the process.

Urban News Roundup (October 16, 2015)

Urban news headlines from around the continent.

Telling Time: Bamako Encounters

After two years of interruption following conflict in Mali, the photography biennale, Bamako Encounters, returns to Bamako.

Urban foodscapes: the Accra experience

Accra’s street food scene provides the basis for understanding Accra’s culinary identity and economies of access to different types of foods.