Urban Economy

Managing Street Vending in African City Centres

In the first pandemic of the 21st century, COVID-19, cities across the African continent experienced lockdowns as usual trading was put to...

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.