LSE-UCT July School: Urban development in Africa

Deadline: 15 May 2016 - 12:00am

Dates: 27 - 8 July 2016


Where: University of Cape Town

Conveners: LSE-UCT

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in partnership with the University of Cape Town (UCT) will be offering a revised course, LCS-GY201: Urban Development in Africa, during this year’s July School at UCT.

This course explores the challenges and opportunities of African urban development, engaging intensively with sites in Cape Town while also drawing on lessons from other African cities within and beyond South Africa. In order to understand contemporary urban issues, we critically examine histories of development and inequality, and contemporary dynamics of making, transforming, and managing cities. Through the work of major urban theorists and researchers, as well as and 4-5 fieldtrips, we explore some of the many economic activities and social relations through which cities are constituted. Overall, the course aims to develop critical comparative thinking about urban processes on the African continent.

2016 Course InstructorsRyan Centner, Shari Daya and Gareth Jones

Full course outline to follow shortly.

For more info see the July School Brochure (image sourced from brochure).

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