Urban Sustainability

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...

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...

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...