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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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Applications open: fellowships for early to mid-career urban scholars from the Global South

Call for applications for three Urban Studies Foundation (USF) International Fellowships for early to mid-career urban scholars from the global south.

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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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Urbanisation in Ghana: Residential land use under siege in Kumasi central

Paper provides analysis of urbanisation in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi in relation to its impacts on commercialization of residential land.

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Toward the networked city? Translating technological ideals and planning models in water and sanitation systems in Dar es Salaam

Paper addresses the contradiction between the ideal of the ‘networked city’ and the reality of unequal access to water and sanitation services in Dar es Salaam.

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Urban air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa: Time for action

Article outlines measures for addressing urban air pollution and its associated health impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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