Urban food systems have increasingly been recognised as a topic that needs to be better understood, in order to address issues of urban food security and urban poverty. This is particularly so in Africa, which has high rates of urban population growth and high levels of urban food insecurity. There has, however, been surprisingly little work on examining […]
The ACC is happy to announce the first academic seminar for 2016. Dr Sylvia Croese will be presenting a paper entitled, ‘World-class city making in Africa – a view from Angola through the redevelopment of the Bay of Luanda’. Abstract This paper examines the redevelopment of the Bay of Luanda as the epitome of a […]
In this seminar, post-doctoral fellow at the African Centre for Cities, Dr Henrietta M Nyamnjoh will present a paper entitled, ‘This Christmas I go ‘touch’ some fufu and eru”: Food and transnational gastronomic culture amongst Cameroonian migrants in Cape Town and The Hague’. Abstract Migrants’ relation to ethnic food and their experiences of migration are […]
By Nancy Odendaal (2012), the paper analyses what it takes if urban planning is to be relevant and effective in the face of current and future urbanisation challenges on the African continent.
‘Africa’s Urban Revolution’, a new volume edited by Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse and published by Zed Books recently launched at Africa Research Institute in London. Steered by presentations by Jo Beall (British Council) and Sean Fox (University of Bristol), the event explored the relationships between cities, conflict and demographic changes. Watch video for highlights […]