Review: Incomplete Streets

Incomplete Streets focuses on problematizing the Complete Streets concept which argues that streets are currently not geared towards serving the purpose of all users.

Review: Water, History and Politics in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo’s Struggles with the Environment, 1894-2008.

This book is a solid attempt to understand the interface of water, politics and history in urban Zimbabwe and in particular Bulawayo city (between 1894 and 2008).

Review: Urban Governance In Post-apartheid Cities: Modes Of Engagement In South Africa’s Metropoles

The essence of this book is a stream of rich narratives about how wealthy and poor South Africans navigate or flounder in the contradictory and confusing waters created by a struggling government.

Review: The West-African City: Urban space and models of urban planning

The West-African City gives an interesting contribution to the current debate on urban planning in the continent by analysing the links between urbanization, planning, social practices and spatial transformations.

Review: ‘Managing the City Economy: Challenges and strategies in developing countries’

This book provides a timely reminder to increasingly ambitious city actors to take stock of factors beyond the superficial in their planning and development agendas associated with economic development.

Review: the Victoria Mxenge Housing Project

This book is about the role that the women of the Victoria Mxenge Housing Project (VM) played in the historical development of South Africa.

Review: Oiling the Urban Economy: Land, Labour, Capital, and the State in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana

This book provide the first comprehensive study of the impact of the oil industry on Ghana’s twin-city of Sekondi-Takoradi. It examines the impact of the oil industry and the implications for the development of the twin-city.

Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid

This collection forces the reader to think deeply and widely about parts of Johannesburg, both the familiar and unfamiliar, to consider data and trends that may not be self-evident, and to imagine the experiences of others in the complex conurbation that over 4.6 million call home.

Review: How to Study Public Life

This book draws a wealth of observations from scenes that urban citizens have all witnessed countless times and imparts the tools that can be used to convert city life from a living tableau to a theoretical and practical basis for change.

Review: ‘Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development: Lessons from Ghana’

This book is a thoughtfully-produced and pragmatic depiction of the urban challenge in Ghana and the failure of neoliberal driven urban governance policies in addressing it.