By tautavengwa on 05 apr, 2019

What can a banana tell us about socio-spatial transformation along the Voortrekker Road Corridor Integration Zone, in Cape Town, South Africa. An anecdote in 'The Walk', written by Sean O'Toole tells us that a single banana sold along the route can double in price depending on where you buy it illustrating "the complex and diverse nature of the economic fortunes of residents across the various neighbourhoods that constitute the so-called ‘Voortrekker Road Corridor’" Based on research by Mercy Brown-luthango 'The Walk' explores how five city blocks can offer a window into the challenges of...

By Ambre Nicolson on 02 apr, 2019

The CityLabs, launched in Cape Town by the African Centre for Cities in 2008, are now being launched on a continental scale through the African Urban Research Initiative. Cape Town platform director Warren Smit interviewed in this blog by Ambre Nicolson.

By David Simon on 19 mar, 2019

The Nature of Cities is an international platform for transdisciplinary dialogue and urban solutions. The nature of cities facilitates the sharing of diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature, and infrastructure. They are committed to the design and creation of better cities for all: cities that are resilient, sustainable, livable, and just. David Simon, director of Mistra Urban Futures, has been invitied to roundtables at Nature of cities and has recently contributed to a blog. Take part of the blog and read more about the Nature of cities work. David Simon...

By Sara Eliasson on 08 mar, 2019

International Women’s Day 8th of March is a reminder that while progress has been made towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, there is still work to be done. The higher education sector is no exception. To bridge the gender gap and foster equality in research it is crucial hear from diverse female voices.

By nicktaylorbuck on 18 feb, 2019

On the 31st January, the Whose Knowledge Matters project held a workshop to focus on citizens experiences of engaging plans, proposals and consultations in greater Manchester. The 2016 Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) generated debate in many sectors as to what the future of planning in greater Manchester should be. With the recent release of the newly released rewritten GMSF Jan (2019), there was an impetus to discuss citizens involvement in planning decisions. The workshop was a chance to share and review experiences of engaging with planners and officials, at neighbourhood,...