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The Geopolitics of Urbanisation in Africa

Editor’s Note: This Viewpoint has excerpts from the book, Dystopian Cities: How the Tyranny of Specialists Destroy African Cities, by Archimedes Muzenda...

Abandoned Buildings in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, Africa’s ‘first city’ is one the fastest growing megacity of the century, a city where the obligation to accommodate the ever-increasing population is...

On the Edge: Harare’s Urban Heritage and forces of Urban Informality

Historic buildings in Harare that shape the city’s urban heritage are on the verge of collapse. Efforts to prevent further demolitions and alterations have been initiated but are these efforts going to hold back the forces of informality?

UN Urban: The Politics of language in Human Settlements Financing

In the international development, the emergence of new ideas and policy issues as well as scarce funding for development have led to...

Debunking New Urbanism in Harare

Harare is evidencing a new wave of urbanisation and urban development in the past five years, characterised as New Urbanism, but is it so? If it is, how effective is its application in Harare?