Inclusive Cities

Abandoned Federal Government Properties in Lagos:

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

Is Harare ready for Bus Rapid Transit System?

In January 2017 the Minister of Local Government took a delegation to Tanzania to draw lessons on the successful adoption of Bus Rapid Transit...

The Kilamba City controversy: What can African cities learn?

In 2012, Kilamba New City located 30 km out of Luanda made global headlines as Africa’s first ‘ghost town’ constructed by Chinese companies. Following...

Visioning African Metropolis

Editor's Note: This article is a snippet of a study conducted by the African Urban Institute on Strategic Planning of African cities.The 21st century has...

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 the notion...

Harare: Prepaid water meter system and tragedy of cart before the ox

The City of Harare is carrying out a flagship project to introduce prepaid water meter system in the city as it seeks to improved...

Cremation in Zimbabwe and the calabash of challenges

Municipalities of major cities in Zimbabwe, Harare and Bulawayo are in a controversial debate of alternative burial method, cremation. Bulawayo recently announced, that it...

What Happened at Habitat III

Every 20 years the world convene to talk exclusively about the future of cities. In 2016, the Habitat III conference gathered more than 30...