Street drugs in Durban: A researcher’s perspective

Over the past few years the use of whoonga – a form of low-grade heroin – has spiked in Durban. A researcher shares her experiences working with users on the streets.

Narrative and value articulation of contested green spaces in Cape Town, New York and London

Researchers look at how values of contested urban green spaces are articulated across cultural contexts in Cape Town, New York and London.

Unequal geographies

Report back on the Democratic Practices PhD seminar at the African Centre for Cities.

How do we ensure broad buy-in to the New Urban Agenda?

Successful urban strategies have worked because local governments and local civil society could see the value of applying them. Commentary by David Satterthwaite and David Dodman.

It depends on who you ask: Using exploratory methodologies in urban design

The desire to turn ‘chaos’ into order can act as an exclusionary mechanism. Lessons from an exploratory study by the Urban Futures Centre at the Durban University of Technology that challenges conventional planning.

GxaGxa: where people know you and mosquitoes bite your children

What it’s like to live in GxaGxa settlement in Cape Town.

Podcast: Sustainable funding for Africa’s cities

African Research Institute podcast examines examines financing options for municipalities to ensure sustainable development of African cities.

The two faces of service delivery in South Africa

South Africa’s standard household survey approach needs to investigate the quality and reliability of water provision and the adequacy of shelter provided, writes Stuart Denoon-Stevens.

Spatial transformation: Achilles’ heel for SA’s cities

Progress lagging in making South African cities more inclusive say experts at launch of the State of South African Cities 2016 report.

Towards adaptive traffic management solutions for Lagos

How traffic management strategies can ease congestion in Lagos.