Read about a student’s ideas for a mixed-income high-rise residential development at the Cape Town Station in order to deal with rapid urbanisation and inequality.
Urban designer and planner Barbara Southworth asserts the virtue of integrated planning that puts people first in remaking cities.
A photographic exhibition of Chinese urbanism in Africa. This exhibition was open to the public with the aims of broadening one’s knowledge on the China-Africa relationship with regards to the impact China has on the African continent.
The future of African cities is a common feature on the conference circuit, but where does this vision come from and who is leading it? Charlotte Scott reports from the Africities conference in Johannesburg.
Pollution is not limited to Nigerian cities, but is a global- scale problem. However, with the right policies, planning and action Nigeria has the ability to leapfrog and curb environmental and human degradation if implementation starts now.
The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects under the theme THE NEXT ECONOMY. Edgar Pieterse elaborates why this theme provides a fantastic opportunity for African urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations.
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?
Two pieces published by the Daily Maverick present the challenging context of urbanisation for African cities. Considering 40% of the continent live in urban areas, what are innovative solutions for such complicated problems and where are the opportunities?
What are the current challenges South Africa faces, and in the face of such issues, what might our country look like in 16 years? The following short clip provides an overview of South Africa’s current state and predicts a future of increased socioeconomic progress.
Check out a short video review of this year’s New Cities Summit held in Dallas, Texas.