• Social Dynamics: a journal of African studies

    Social Dynamics, a journal of African Studies, is produced in collaboration with the University of Cape Town’s Centre for African Studies. The April edition includs two special sections: “Camps and Liberation in Southern Africa” and “National Development Plan: Eradicating Poverty, Unemployment and Inequality?” It is available for free for a limited time from…

  • Social inclusion: a platform for social integration in Cosmo City

    The thesis aims to explore how architecture and urban design as a tool can create an inclusive environment that allows diverse people to gather and socialise. And in addition question how principles of movement, access, multi- use and open space can create a design that becomes responsive to its context and users.

  • City design and social exclusion: Abuja, Nigeria in review

    This thesis investigation explores the relationship between city design and social exclusion, and more specifically, how modernist principles of urban design and development policy have contributed to social exclusion in Abuja – the capital city of Nigeria. This study is facilitated through reading the city and its unique and common characteristics. Based on my experiences in the city over a three month period, I use my understanding of urban development, and relevant documents…

  • Globalization and social exclusion in cities: framing the debate with lessons from Africa and Asia

    This paper considers the contradictory roles demanded of city governments as they seek to keep their cities competitive in an increasingly globalized world economy while also having increasing responsibilities for addressing social problems, and making local economic development less exclusionary. After reviewing debates on globalization, social exclusion and their interconnections, the paper discusses the impact of globalization on the sweepers in Faisalabad (Pakistan) and on livelihoods in Johannesburg…