Housing

Zimbabwe Adopts National Human Settlements Policy

On the 3rd of November, 2020, the government of Zimbabwe approved the National Human Settlements Policy. It was a policy adopted after...

The Dangers of Rights-Based Housing in African Cities

The rights-based approach of prioritizing housing the furthest behind first has become popular yet the effectiveness of such approach in creating inclusive cities need to be interrogated. Because, as well intentioned as the approach may be, it may create challenges that weaken the housing delivery process and eventually turn cities across Africa into worse off conditions.

What Can African Cities Learn from 19th Century Europe

As Africa is currently facing several urbanization challenges unmatched to those of the cities of the global north, understanding the uniqueness of urbanization in Africa is a topical issue.

Zimbabwe Needs to Rethink its Town Planning

Zimbabwe is turning a new page. We have newly elected councillors. Their new 5-year mandate however is going to be a rough...