Posts Tagged 'African cities'

New developments at Cape Town’s R14 billion ‘green’ village

Blue Rock Village, located in Somerset West, is experiencing a R14 Billion upgrade by property development and management company Swisatec.
The full development will include 1,000 luxury apartments to be built on 40 hectares of land. Construction started in August 2016 and will extend over a period of ten years. The first phase of the construction includes […]

Design Africa: What do you think?

The Design Africa Symposium, with the theme ‘Design Visions for African Cities of the Future’, will feature a robust line-up of design practitioners from across the African continent and diaspora. The objective is to analyse the urban development challenges facing African cities and to map out possible visions to re-shape African city environments into the future.

Book Review: Rogue Urbanism

According to Brett Petzer, this year’s bedside book for those perplexed, fascinated, enthused and enraged by the African city is Rogue Urbanism : Emergent African Cities edited by Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone. Read his preview here.

Healthy African Cities

Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70% of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities?