James Clacherty shares contrasting views of District Six in Cape Town that highlight this urban wound at the heart of the city.
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
African Development Bank is looking to appoint a Chief urban mobility specialist in its Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Department.
Launched in March of 2017, The Urban Transcripts Journal is an online quarterly publication that aims to unravel the complexity of the City through a synergy of verbal and visual content. Our core mission is to advance a multitude of knowledges of the City, formulated through creative media, research inquiry, urban design and planning practice. … Continued
Poor urban residents have been successfully housing themselves while states struggle to meet housing demand. James Clacherty explores how an informal, community-led housing model might be able to meet growing urban housing demand.
Liberia’s largest urban slum, West Point is under threat from sea level rise. But the shifting displacement-resettlement debate cannot be simply presented as one in which it is government versus slum dwellers, writes Ariadne Baskin.
Support available for 10 collaborative research projects across Africa that will advance the implementation of SDG11.
This paper unpacks how plans are implemented in three African cities: Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Harare.
Mapping of informal taxi networks could help governments see them as legitimate forms of public transport, writes James Clacherty.
Call for chapter submissions to an edited volume focusing on the micropolitics of informal public transport in contemporary urban Africa.