Posts Tagged 'informal'

FUTURE LAGOS | Uneven growth in Lagos

This Uneven Growth workshop explores the challenges and proposes solutions to the rapid growth underway in Lagos. The workshop forms part of a MoMA series of six interdisciplinary teams presenting growing megacities around the world.

Five reasons Africa needs to reinvent the city

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?

Rebuilding & rethinking housing: The shack fires in the Langa Township

by Andrew Fleming
Another shack fire broke out in Cape Town’s townships last month, killing one woman and affecting 1,500 residents. Andrew Fleming reports on the City’s response and the attitude of residents, and reviews some recent initiatives that may alleviate the problem of shack fires in the short and long terms.
One life and 365 informal […]

#CityTalk II :The changing face of housing

By Kasey Klimes – founder of Secret Republic and guest at our upcoming #citytalk tweetchat
Somewhere in the tangle of urbanization, workforce mobility, housing affordability, gentrification, land use efficiency, transit access, economic opportunity and neighborhood social networks lies your bed. Yes, your bed. Where you sleep. From the moment you open your eyes there, […]