spatial inequality

The Covid-19 “crisis” in contested cities and divided societies

Andrew Tucker

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit hosts series of webinars on post Covid-19 urban futures. Hosted by Haim Yacobi, the fourth seminar in the series look at the Covid-19 crisis and how it affected racially, ethnically and nationally contested cities and divided societies, with experts from Nicosia, Jerusalem, Belfast and Cape Town representing various perspectives. ACC’s […]

Unequal Scenes by photographer Johnny Miller.

Global Agendas and Urban Equality: Exploring synthesis, connections and contestations

Join ACC on Friday, 8 November at 12:30 for a special seminar session entitled Global Agendas and Urban Equality: Exploring synthesis, connections and contestations. ACC Director Edgar Pieterse will be in conversation with Michele Acuto, Director of the Connected Cities Lab, The University of Melbourne, and Winnie Mitullah Director of Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi. The […]

INTERVIEW: Edgar Pieterse chats to John Maytham about the Integration Syndicate

Edgar Pieterse

Following the launch of The Integration Syndicate: Shifting Cape Town’s Socio-Spatial Debate on Friday, 6 September at the Open Book Festival, Edgar Pieterse (EP) was interviewed by John Maytham (JM), of CapeTalk about the publication and one of the provocations related to minibus taxis. You can read the transcript of the interview below or listen to […]

Towards the Just City: Race, Space and Design

Join African Centre for Cities and the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics for a lunch time seminar by Prof Toni L. Griffin on 6 June 2018, from 13:00-14:00 in Room 3.33, Centlivres Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town. Griffin is the founder of Urban Planning for the American City, based in New York, […]

My Just City is Black and White: Race, Space and Design

The Nelson Mandela Foundation along with African Centre for Cities and the US Embassy in South Africa are hosting a Nelson Mandela 100 Lecture to be delivered by Prof Toni L. Griffin entitled My Just City is Black and White: Race, Space and Design.

Science and Cocktails: Can We Move Beyond the Divided City?

Is urban segregation simply a fact of contemporary life? Are the shopping mall and gated community to blame for new forms of urban division? What role does the real estate market play in reproducing urban patterns? Is middle-class suburbia deracializing or not? Does public investment in housing and social amenities worsen or improve urban divides? […]

In the press: More needed to achieve transformation

Edgar Pieterse

This article by Athina May, related to the work of the Integration Syndicate for Southern Suburbs Tatler, first appeared on 26 October 2017. The spatial layout of Cape Town has not changed much since 1994 and the exclusivity of the City Bowl has received much attention in the media when the Bromwell residents in Woodstock were […]

In the press: Unpacking the spatial paradox

Edgar Pieterse

This article by Kate-Lyn Moore, related to the work of the Integration Syndicate for UCT News, first appeared on 27 September 2017. Is a truly integrated and spatially just Cape Town possible? It is this question that the Integration Syndicate (IS) hopes to answer. The collective brings together research centres at three Western Cape universities, including UCT’s […]

Integration Syndicate_Episode4_Photo-by-Andy-Mkosi

Integration Syndicate: Episode 4

Edgar Pieterse

Building Blocks of Integration The fourth instalment of the Integration Syndicate was themed “Building blocks of Integration” and aimed at identifying the critical elements of a successful integration approach at the local level. The starting proposition was that city-­‐wide integration is inconceivable without a means to effect integrative processes at the neighbourhood level, especially in […]

Legacy of pain: Georgina Williams and her 22-year-old daughter Jade. Williams’s 11-year-old son Michael was one of three young people shot dead by police in the Trojan Horse incident in 1985. Picture: PIPPA GREEN

Integration Syndicate Episode 2: Building a new city for future generations

As much as Athlone was a crossover space enabling art, music and other creativity in the 60s and 70s, the 1980s brought a new narrative to bear: one of increasing protests against the apartheid state, and the concomitant violence with which they were met. One of the worst incidents was on October 15, 1985. Known […]