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Development plan for Harare

The Harare City Council is set to reveal its five-year development plan for Zimbabwe’s capital. It aims to attract investment and improve service delivery and job creation in the city. The plan is to rely on strategic partnerships and loan funding to achieve programmes.

Visions of African urban futures yet to come

What future can be hoped and planned for in the liminal flux of uncertainty, change and displacement? There is no future. There is only survival and adaptation, playing it by fear. But new visions of African urban futures, driven by local political elites and the dazzling CGI of large international planning, design and property development firms, are quickly emerging.

Community Aesthetics in Heliópolis

Heliópolis is known as one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in São Paulo, with 120,000 people living in an area of less than one square mile. Legend has it that architect Ruy Ohtake once called it the ugliest part of the city, prompting members of the UNAS community organization to ask him to help make it beautiful.