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Against a backdrop of definitions and conceptual clarifications of the term urban policy, including its expression in the developing world—and Africa, in particular—this paper reviews the trajectory of urban policy in South Africa post-1994 and comments on future directions and plausible...
The last 20 years has witnessed an explosion not only in the growth of private residential territories throughout the world, but also in the literature addressing them. The majority of research is centred on experiences in the United States and Latin America (although studies elsewhere are...
Urban change has systematically been researched for more than a century. One of the key foci has been the Central Business Districts (CBDs) of cities. The past decades has seen an extensive literature develop on CBD decline focusing on why such decay sets in and which strategies, as well as...
This paper explores how mobile phones are being used by informal construction workers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It reveals that ownership of mobile phones is stratified along employment lines. This observation acts as a good indicator of what is now perhaps the biggest split in employment in...
The aim in this article is to examine the example of LED planning in Zambia, a country which post-2000 has been experiencing a modest expansion of decentralization. More specifically, the paper draws from a range of primary sources of information to discuss the development of planning for LED in...
This paper will reflect on research currently in progress in Cape Town’s De Waterkant neighbourhood—an area also known as Cape Town’s ‘gay village’. This paper engages the literature of utopia as a framework of analysis for interrogating the performance of community—while at the same time...
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