Planners and architects seem to have a habit of colluding with developers and politicians to make every city look like every other city. It is happening in Kinshasa and Lagos too
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A favela in Rio de Janeiro is producing important lessons in urban design and democratic practice
In 2014 Cape Town was awash with yellow branding. Why, and was the euphoria worth it?
Cape Town hip hop quintet Dookoom have been vilified and lauded for their protest song about the plight of farmworkers and the lingering irresolution its flags
You will know black Cape Town by the hiss of yellow busses braking, people running for the hooting taxi, a block of two-storey flats with elaborate burglar bars
Demand for water in Cape Town is straining the existing water-supply infrastructure. A new paradigm is required to ensure water security in the future
Until June 2013, time seemed to be frozen in Brazil and the future, a mere copy of the unequal present. Transport price hikes changed that.
What can Hartford , once America’s most prosperous city, learn from scholarship on cities in the global south?
Urban studies involves the continuous search for the intersecting points between diagnosis, analysis, critique and proposition
Cairo protestors are hearing familiar grievances in old protest songs. Things endlessly repeat themselves, just differently