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Views of District Six

James Clacherty shares contrasting views of District Six in Cape Town that highlight this urban wound at the heart of the city.

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New Contemporary African Architecture Journal launched

                  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

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Job: Chief urban mobility specialist

African Development Bank is looking to appoint a Chief urban mobility specialist in its Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Department.

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Call for Submissions: The Urban Transcripts Journal

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

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Start from where you are: the case for a community-led affordable housing model

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.

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Fearing the tide: The resettlement debate in West Point, Liberia

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.

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Call for pre-proposals: Advancing the implementation of SDG 11 on cities in Africa

Support available for 10 collaborative research projects across Africa that will advance the implementation of SDG11.

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‘Negotiated planning’: Diverse trajectories of implementation in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Harare

This paper unpacks how plans are implemented in three African cities: Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Harare.

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Can mapping informal taxi networks help legitimize them?

Mapping of informal taxi networks could help governments see them as legitimate forms of public transport, writes James Clacherty.

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Call for submissions: book on Africa’s informal transport workers

Call for chapter submissions to an edited volume focusing on the micropolitics of informal public transport in contemporary urban Africa.

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