University of Cape Town: Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer (Environmental and Geographical Science)

The Department of Environmental and Geographical Science seeks to make an Assistant Lecturer or Lecturer level appointment. This is a new permanent academic position on academic conditions of service and is available from 1 January 2016.

Alternative conceptions of planning and their relevance for Sub-Saharan cities: case study of Maputo

This talk draws on long term research on urban physical development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and draws on engagement by the author with urban issues in Mozambique, and Maputo in particular. It argues for an approach to urban land rights, management and planning that is based on understanding of both a) the realpolitik of urban land in the region as well as b) the mental models and organizational practices of so-called ‘informal’ land access mechanisms.