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.
Article outlines measures for addressing urban air pollution and its associated health impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
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.
Article demonstrates how the spatial and temporal landscape of the city is not a neutral technical backdrop for participatory processes.
Drawing on an in-depth study of urban development in contemporary Luanda and its relationship with the Angolan oil complex, this paper suggests new ways of understanding what underpins and constitutes the envisioned futures of African cities.
Self-organisation in urban spatial planning: evidence from the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana
Paper investigates how spontaneous civic initiatives can support urban development in Accra, Ghana.
The editorial to the Environment and Urbanization Special Issue on Urban Livelihoods discusses how the informal economy might be included in urban policy and practice.