Africa

A comparison of road conditions in Rwanda and Mali—the former an autocracy with sterling roads, the latter a democracy where poor road conditions reveal a deep divide in the country.
14 hours ago   Foreign Policy
At the Serious Gaming workshop held in South Africa, game-maker Tygron showcased their game "The Climategame" and examined game play for lessons in how planners might improve their professional practice.
Jul 25, 2014   Future Cape Town
A new report by the United Nations projects the growth of the world's urban population, which is expected to surpass six billion by 2045.
Jul 21, 2014   Quartz
In what's described as a transformational trend, a new article claims that more and more Chinese-made buildings, infrastructure, and urban districts are under construction in Africa.
Jul 9, 2014   Metropolis
A sixteen-year old teaches skateboarding to low-income youth as a viable means of transportation and for community building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
May 31, 2014   Sustainable Cities Collective
Governments should look to land value tax to fund large city-building projects.
Mar 4, 2014   Future Cities
Plans for “satellite cities” are mushrooming across sub-Saharan Africa, in response to rapid urbanization. But these developments will only make things worse, critics say.
Feb 25, 2014   Business Daily
Improvements in governance and quality of life in Lagos stand in sharp contrast to the political squabbling and mismanagement that plague the rest of Nigeria. Seth D. Kaplan argues that Lagos can provide a model for other fragile states.
Jan 12, 2014   The New York Times
In manicured neighborhoods for white residents and their "shriveled twins" for black residents, South Africa's nearly 50 years of Apartheid was imprinted on the nation's built landscape. To what extent was Nelson Mandela able to right these wrongs?
Dec 10, 2013   ArchDaily
Technology company Ericsson has published its 2013 list of the world's cities with the best information and communications technology (ICT) networks, but there are also good things happening in the cities with the least developed networks.
Nov 29, 2013   Future Cities
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In an excerpt from his new book, Anthony Townsend explains how a volunteer effort is combining consumer technologies with open source GIS to chart one of Africa’s largest and most notorious slums. Exclusive
Oct 10, 2013  By Anthony Townsend