Southern Africa

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...

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...

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...

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? ...

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...