April 26, 2018

RECLAIM THE CITY is a social movement organised by society groups to encourage government and private developers to include a portion of inclusionary housing in their development proposals to address spatial injustice. Cape Town has a fragmented spatial city structure...

March 31, 2018

Today we recommend to read: "Imaginaries on researching and inhabiting a city of sprawling - Nairobi" by Prince Guma on situatedupe.net

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March 31, 2018

Approximately more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Climate change and global warming affects urban life in every respect for instance “heat islands”, continuous light and sea level changes as well as severe droughts and floods paralyzing urban ar...

March 23, 2018

Smart technological advances can revolutionise many aspects of a city. For example, the new light rail train in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa has changed the cityscape and the ease of commuting for many of the city’s inhabitants. What used to be a chaotic system of mi...

March 16, 2018

Twaa Mtaro (http://site.twaamtaro.org/) is an ICT platform with which the cleanliness and state of existing drainages in Dar es Salaam are monitored. The state and cleanliness of drainages significantly determine different risks, such as flood risks or health risks. Th...

March 14, 2018

Check out the Ramani Huria (Swahili for Local Map) project in Dar es Salaam. Ramani Huria is a community-based mapping project which has trained university students and local community members to map the most flood-prone areas of their city.

To carry out this mapping ac...

March 11, 2018

In the 1880’s a velocipede was introduced in Kimberley which was later replaced by a steam tram and in 1904 by electric railway service. Modernisation in Kimberley was highly influenced by the discovery of diamonds. Despite all the technological advancement the city an...

March 8, 2018

The role of technologies in the era of urbanization is key to narrow down several challenges and gaps cities are facing. The use of technologies enables urban citizens to be heard by professionals, politicians and decision makers on how cities should look like, on how...

March 4, 2018

Today we recommend to read "How M-Pesa is changing everyday life in Kenya" on urbanet.info

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February 20, 2018

Reclaim the City is a Cape Town based activist group of low-income workers, poor tenants,domestic workers and students fighting for the end of spatial apartheid in their city and the provision of inner-city affordable housing.Apartheid spatial planning – which worked t...

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