Urban Planning

Zimbabwe Adopts National Human Settlements Policy

On the 3rd of November, 2020, the government of Zimbabwe approved the National Human Settlements Policy. It was a policy adopted after...

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...

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.

Zimbabwe Needs to Rethink its Town Planning

Zimbabwe is turning a new page. We have newly elected councillors. Their new 5-year mandate however is going to be a rough...

Is Harare ready for Bus Rapid Transit System?

In January 2017 the then Minister of Local Government Public Works and National Housing took a delegation to Tanzania to draw lessons...