planning


Urban Humanities: Conversations on cultural mapping and planning

“Cultural planning sits at the intersection of people, places and policies— It provides a framework for addressing the needs and objectives of a city’s cultural sector and cultural life including arts, culture and heritage groups and practitioners that shape a city’s cultural ecosystem.”   Dr Rike Sitas will facilitate a discussion between three panelists that will look at […]

The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South

The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South offers an edited collection on planning in parts of the world which, more often than not, are unrecognised or unmarked in mainstream planning texts. In doing so, its intention is not to fill a ‘gap’ that leaves this ‘mainstream’ unquestioned but to re-theorise planning from a deep […]

Companion to Planning in the Global South

There has been a growing recognition that planning ideas emerging from the industrialised economies of the ‘Global North’ are not necessarily appropriate in regions of the world with very different social, political and economic contexts. The Companion to Planning in the Global South offers a collection of essays on planning in parts of the world which, […]

Urban Planning in the Global South

Palgrave Macmillan have recently published a new title by Richard de Satgé and ACC’s  Vanessa Watson Urban Planning in the Global South – Conflicting rationalities in contested urban space.  (more…)

Playful Participatory Planning

Alexandre Absan Frediani from the University College London (UCL) recently shared fascinating insights about participatory design through play in an interactive session moderated by ACC’s Liza Cirolia.

OPEN CALL: Density Syndicate

Rike Sitas

The African Centre for Cities and the International New Town Institute are excited to announce an open call for participation in the Density Syndicate. The Density Syndicate is looking for dynamic Cape Town based urbanists (architects / urban designers / planners) to participate in three studios over the course of 2014.

Who will plan Africa’s cities?

Vanessa Watson

On December 5th, Africa Research Institute launched the latest edition of its Policy Voice series “For town and country: A new approach to urban planning in Kenya”.  The event was opened by Vanessa Watson (University of Cape Town). The keynote address was given by the author of the publication: Peter Ngau (University of Nairobi)

Who will plan Africa’s cities?

Vanessa Watson

As planning educators seek to train students for employment within the existing system, the urban and rural planning curricula of many planning schools are as outdated as planning legislation. Some African countries have no planning school.The reform and revitalisation of planning education – and legislation – could contribute significantly to sustainable and more equitable urban […]