Urban Land

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...

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? ...

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...

The sustainability irony of suburban solar carports

African cities are in a race to keep up with the global trend of environmental sustainability and renewable energy in urban areas. At the...