The rise and fall of Malawi’s urban green spaces

Despite being known as the ‘Garden City,’ Malawi’s capital city Lilongwe faces increasing pressure on its green spaces, many of which have fallen to ruin.

Urban News Roundup (October 2, 2015)

City news headlines from around the continent.

Bridging the water and sanitation gap in Malawi’s informal settlements

How a Malawi non-profit is improving sanitation services for the urban poor.

Urban News Roundup (September 18, 2015)

Urban news headlines from around the continent.

The long wait for housing in Malawi

At least 21,200 new houses need to be built annually to meet the demand for housing in Malawi’s urban centres. But a lack of political will is putting the brakes on housing delivery.

Mind the Gap

Kim Harrisberg takes a hard look at the inequality that haunts South Africa’s streets, through interviews with men living and working beneath a bridge in the wealthy suburb of Sandton.

Urban News Roundup (September 4, 2015)

Urban news headlines from around the continent.

Capital Cairo: a regime of graphics

Adham Selim critiques the viability of the new Egyptian capital city, which presently exists in the realm of imagination and visualisation.

Urban News Roundup – August 21, 2015

Urban news headlines from around the continent.

Turning Kibera’s mud huts into apartment towers

An upgrading program in a Nairobi’s Kibera slum has taken more than a decade, but is helping change the conversation about how to handle informal urban neighborhoods in African cities.