This lecture was delivered by Professor Manuel Castells during his visit to Cape Town in 2009.
Cities have long been connected with processes of bureaucratisation and state-building, as indeed they have long been linked to conflict and war. In bringing these two associations together we engaged with the historical sociology of Charles Tilly and research in the CAFS programme confirmed that the intersection of cities, states and violent conflict remains significant, […]
In my reflections on space, affect and security I seek to capture the aesthetic and affective dimensions of everyday city-making in a South African metropolis.
Patricia Anahory on returning to Cape Verde after 2 decades away
Prof. iain Low shares his life-long concern with the overlap between teaching, research and service, and his support of the speculative testing of theory through practice that takes action out of the university and into the ‘city’.
Pep Subiros on globalisation and the continent of Africa. What happens in African cities mirrors what is happening with cities everywhere, just under more extreme conditions, he argues.
So called bad buildings in the Inner City of Johannesburg reflect the complex processes of city formation in Africa.
Kelly Gillespie briefly speaks about her current work and research interests.
We need to tell the story of the African city in our own way and on our own terms, only this way can we begin to unravel the stereotype that is widely held about them.
Uckechukwu James Iroha’s images reflect the diverse realities of people who form the mix of cultures and influences in the mega city of Lagos.
The historic local areas of Woodstock and Salt River are located approximately 3k from the Cape Town Central Business District, between the Devil’s Peak mountain and the sea.
Part 2 features various Cape Town based academics and urban practitioners in a candid conversation about the city’s prospects
Making the most of Cape Town’s limited urban space is the goal of densification. With increased density will come opportunities and challenges to create distinctive urban spaces that provide the locus for the symbolic framing of Cape Town’s many cultures.
Cape Town’s Central City Development Strategy aims to boost the area’s population by 100,000 within 10 years, an almost three-fold increase from the current 55,000. Here, Professor Ivan Turok discusses this bold aspiration and examines the rationale for increasing densities in the central city. What challenges will this initiative face?
Aromar Revi, Director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements on Indian urbanisation and the opportunities it presents for the country.