Improving public spaces in African cities requires smarter, more complex thinking and actions. Here are 10 ways to get started.
Julie-Ann Tyler, a recent masters student in Architecture, based her thesis on creating “The New Public” in which she investigates ways of re-appropriating Park Station public space and new programming that can exist in this specific context.
Rashiq Fataar speaks with Victoria Okoye, the creator of African Urbanism, on the themes that connect her home city Accra and Cape Town.
The City of Cape Town has launched a global ideas competition to improve the conditions and opportunities for the informal trading sector in Cape Town.
This Uneven Growth workshop explores the challenges and proposes solutions to the rapid growth underway in Lagos. The workshop forms part of a MoMA series of six interdisciplinary teams presenting growing megacities around the world.
Africa’s cities are facing some exciting, frightening and rapid change. UN-Habitat’s latest “State of African Cities” report attempts to map this change and create a tool for future-oriented urban planning. What are some of the insights of the report, and what can Cape Town as an African city learn from this?
Do we need a new approach to the RDP housing being delivered in South Africa? Lawden Holmes, a finalist for the Better Living Challenge, shares his design for a housing unit which turns the unsustainable problem of backyard shacks into a solution
From PRI’s The World, theworld.org: Regina Wangari raises livestock — chickens, rabbits, and goats — on her urban farm in a dense slum of Nairobi, Kenya. City dwellers throughout sub-Saharan Africa are taking up farming to feed their families and to make a living.
A fascinating discussion from 2002, between Rem Koolhaas and Bregtje van der Haak on modern Lagos and Koolhaas’s research and impressions with the Harvard Project on the City on Lagos in Nigeria.
by Andrew Fleming Another shack fire broke out in Cape Town’s townships last month, killing one woman and affecting 1,500