Lagos could return to the cycling oriented city it once was. A group of experts met-up in early 2016 to discuss why citizens currently don’t cycle, what can be done to change this and to envision a future for Lagos’ transport infrastructure.
The coming Habitat III proposal : National Urban Policy Commissions, seen as being a potential solution to apply a multi-level governance to tackle climate change.
Is Blikkiesdorp Home? explores the several issues the residents of Blikkiesdorp are facing and their struggle to have access to more information concerning a future relocation.
Many mayors are impressive figures and time appears to be on their side. Nation states (particularly the large ones) have an increasingly hard time and, in the context of a process of globalization, cities, and particularly small city-states, increasingly emerge victorious. Cities have first-hand experience with many of the things that occur in globalization’s wake, such as immigration and cultural and religious diversity, and are generally less dogmatic and more practical in dealing with them.
In a time when cities around the world enjoy an influence in national and international affairs that they last wielded when the modern democratic nation-state was young, a growing number of cities have used that influence to wrest powers and money from central government, for themselves and their immediate hinterlands.
The Sea Point Promenade is one of Cape Town’s most diverse and frequented spaces. The city shares it’s plans to make the acclaimed public space ,even more pedestrian-friendly and green by 2017.
Design cannot save the city. The words of Edgar Pieterse on Day 1 of the Designing Democracy Seminar. Pieterse was joined by Sithole Mbanga, CEO of the SA Cities Network, who spoke on the policy space surrounding the transformation of South African cities and Aditya Kumar, Regional Technical Coordinator of Slum Dwellers International (SDI) who presented on community involvement in the rollout of services.
Relationship building and citizen engagement are vital for ensuring the sustainable growth of African cities in the future. Urban Africa’s Ifeoma Ebo reports on the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit held in Cape Town in April.