We look back at the event on African cities and their public spaces, as part of the ‘Future of Public Space’ event series.
Sean Dayton questions a disturbing phenomenon in Cape Town: nowhere spaces designed to help serial killers get away with murder.
Spatial analysis of Bree Street in Johannesburg questions the universality of globalisation and reveals potential for new forms of urbanity to emerge
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.
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.
In Kenya’s capital, the informal sector is closely tied to the formal economy. As the city heads toward world-class status, policymakers will need to make careful decisions about how best to accommodate the informal sector, writes Sheila Kamunyori.
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?