On 29 August 2019, the UCT School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics is hosting Prof Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Centre for Cities. Pieterse recently returned from a year-long sabbatical and will be reflecting on this in his presentation Stitching fragments and fractals: A meandering reflection on twelve months of being elsewhere, writing fragments […]
This film documents the “South African City Futures: Visualising the Futures of our Neighbourhoods” project undertaken in 2014. Part research and part radical co-creation, the project combined the use of futures thinking, multi-stakeholder dialogue, and multiple forms of visualisation to reflect upon the future of urban neighbourhoods to 2030
This workshop examines ideas of radical incrementalism across our towns and cities. It seeks to explore theories and practices that can support emancipatory change across urban regions through the power of urban dwellers to challenge poverty, oppression and unjust environments.
In this lecture for UNHabitat, Professor Edgar Pieterse puts forward the concept of the underlying logics of slum urbanism.
An Op-Ed titled “Transport system and densification must foster mutually inclusive plans” by Edgar Pieterse as it appeared in Cape Times, 18 July 2014
On April 30th 2014, Professor Edgar Pieterse will present a lecture titled “Africa’s Urban Revolution: Epistemic Adventures” as part of GIPCA’s Great Texts/Big Questions series in Cape Town.
‘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 […]
Drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners associated with the African Centre for Cities, and utilising a diverse array of case studies, Africa’s Urban Revolution provides a comprehensive insight into the key issues – demographic, cultural, political, technical, environmental and economic – surrounding African urbanisation.
A few notable reviews of Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone’s edited volume Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities have popped up over the last few months. “Many contributions in the book reconstruct and lay bare class issues, producing the kinds of credible, socially-engaged accounts we badly need more of.” writes Guillermo Delgado in an article which appeared […]