Density vs sprawl and other urban conflicts

Interview with professor Ricky Burdett, director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age, about the ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’ exhibition at the La Biennale di Venezia.

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.

Everyday African Urbanism: Food Lab

How people living in households that generally earn a monthly income of R4,000 or less manage their food requirements.

Literature review: ‘informal economy’ and ‘food security’: South Africa, 2009–2014

The voices of those who survive within the informal food economy are largely absent in research on the informal economy and food security in south Africa.

Patterns and characteristics of migration to the Western Cape, South Africa

Spatial perspective on patterns and trends in migration to the Western Cape during the period 2001 to 2011.

State Of The Cities Report (2016)

The State of Cities Report (SOCR) presents a 5-year perspective on the performance and conditions of South Africa’s largest cities.

Responding to Informality in Urban Africa: Street Trading in Harare, Zimbabwe

Using the example of street trading, this paper analyses planning and policy issues around the state and the informal economy in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Green Economy: a strategy to alleviate urban poverty and safeguard the environment?

Paper addresses if and how green economy can be used to alleviate poverty and protect the environment at a grassroots level.

World Bank and the building of local institutionality in Senegal

This paper examines the impacts of municipal adjustment strategies on territorial governance in Africa, with specific reference to Senegal.