African cities from 500 AD to 1900

African cities from 500 AD to 1900

What can we learn from looking at Africa through the lens of its cities? This blog is the second in a series exploring different aspects of city development and urban change in Africa, featuring contributions from researchers and practitioners working within the...
Valuing water in the Global South

Valuing water in the Global South

To mark World Water Day 2021, Diana Mitlin, Professor of Global Urbanism at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute, discusses the issues the Global South face when it comes to accessing clean water. Diana Mitlin is currently leading the African...
Webinar: an introduction to the African Cities Research Consortium

Webinar: an introduction to the African Cities Research Consortium

Catch up on our webinar introducing the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) and outlining how the Consortium and its international partners are planning to tackle complex, political and systemic problems in some of Africa’s fastest-growing urban areas. ACRC has...
Participatory urban planning in action

Participatory urban planning in action

In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, local SDI groups have played a critical role in making participatory planning a reality. Dialogue on Shelter, the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation, together with staff and students from the National University for Science and technology,...