Urban Planning

Understanding Nairobi’s Traffic Congestion Challenge

Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya is one of the most congested cities in the world. The government of Kenya estimate that $1billion is...

The Tragedy of the Town Planning Profession

Town planning is dead! Long live the transpolitical. 1. Overture The town planning profession has been in crisis perennially. This crisis is driven by various factors dating...

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 several deliberations...

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 halt. As...

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 road as...