Poor urban residents have been successfully housing themselves while states struggle to meet housing demand. James Clacherty explores how an informal, community-led housing model might be able to meet growing urban housing demand.
Liberia’s largest urban slum, West Point is under threat from sea level rise. But the shifting displacement-resettlement debate cannot be simply presented as one in which it is government versus slum dwellers, writes Ariadne Baskin.
Mapping of informal taxi networks could help governments see them as legitimate forms of public transport, writes James Clacherty.
Photo exhibition explores contrasts of everyday life in Luanda, Angola.
Vaya’s treatment of people’s relationship with Johannesburg is grounded in the lived realities of some of its most marginalised residents.
An exploration of the useless elements in Cape Town’s built environment and what they can tell us about our relationship with our cities.
The reality of homelessness in Cape Town is more complicated than the deficiency narrative reproduced so often by wealthy city residents and city officials, writes James Clacherty.
A stone’s throw from the working-class township of Masiphumelele, the Noordhoek mountains are being transformed into exclusive “eco-estates” which preserve apartheid geography just as the Group Areas Act did, write Bruce Baigrie and Henrik Ernstson.
Public sector provision of housing will not meet affordable housing needs by itself. But neglecting it in favour of solely an enabling approach is also a mistake, writes Hugo Halimi.
Recap of the Mistra Urban Futures ‘Just City’ conference.