Using mobile phone data to analyse public transport demand in Dakar

How researchers used mobile phone data to map transport demand in Dakar.

Preserve urban greenery in African Cities

Many African Cities have less than 10% of their total land area occupied by urban greenery — new paper reports.

Collective (in) efficacy, substance abuse and violence in ‘‘Freedom Park,’’ Cape Town

Using collective efficacy as a lens, the paper tries to understand high levels of violence and crime within a recently upgraded urban settlement in Cape Town.

Public participation and satisfaction in urban regeneration projects in Tanzania: The case of Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam

Paper explores the relationship between community participation and community satisfaction in urban regeneration projects.

Lagos: analysis of public transport users’ socioeconomic characteristics

This paper presents the findings of the study of socioeconomic characteristics of public transport users in metropolitan Lagos.

The Poolitical City: “Seeing Sanitation” and Making the Urban Political in Cape Town

Article charts Cape Town’s contemporary sanitation syndrome, its condition of crisis, and the remarkable politicization of toilets and human waste in the city’s townships and informal settlements.

Insight into small scale commercial water services in a Nigerian urban area

This paper reviewed the operation of the Small Scale Commercial Water Providers (SSCWP) in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, North Central Nigeria.

Land governance and decentralised physical planning in mid-sized cities in Ghana

Paper examines the extent to which the decentralized planning system of Ghana is capable of addressing the challenges facing mid-sized cities.

Juggling Administrative Institutions: Local State Actors and the Management of Urban Space in Kumasi, Ghana

Ghana’s local governments are arenas for autonomous policy decisions following its 1988 decentralization program. These structures evolve and regulate economic and physical development plans in their jurisdictions.

The Effect of Fear of Crime and Crime Victimization on Subjective Well-Being in Africa

This paper examines how fear of crime and crime victimization affect the well-being of people in Africa.