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.

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.

Funded one-year sustainable cities program: MIT (USA) and UTM (Malaysia)

The MIT-UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program (MSCP) is seeking applications from university faculty and senior researchers in the Global South for a fully funded, two-semester Visiting Scholars program.

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.

Job: Deputy Director, African Climate and Development Initiative (University of Cape Town)

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) wishes to appoint a deputy director.

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.

The hustle economy: Informality, uncertainty and the geographies of getting by

Article uses the conceptual frame of hustle to examine the everyday dealings associated with uncertainty and accepted informalities that pervade realms of everyday life among youth in precarious urban geographies.

‘A house for dead people’: memory and spatial transformation in Red Location, South Africa

Paper examines the politics around the Red Location Museum in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, and the housing protests that developed in response to the museum project.

Assessing smart infrastructure for sustainable urban development in the Lagos metropolis

This study assesses the applicability of ‘smart infrastructure’ to achieve sustainable urban development in Lagos metropolis.

A thriving coal mining city in crisis? The governance and spatial planning challenges at Witbank, South Africa

This paper discusses how a flourishing city such as Witbank, with its economy based on non-renewable resources, manages its vulnerabilities.