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“Oyinbo, Wole!”: Urban Rhythms and Mobile Encounters in the Lagos Transport Systems

Drawing on personal passengering experiences in the danfo (minibus) system as well as across other transport systems in Lagos, this paper will shed light on nuanced subjectivities of passengers navigating rhythms of urban mobilities in Lagos. The …


Understanding Living Conditions and Deprivation in Informal Settlements of Kisumu, Kenya

Informal settlements are a common occurrence in developing countries. Each settlement, however, has unique living conditions which require improvement efforts that are specifically tailored to the settlement. This study, carried out in Kisumu’s …


Micro-developers in South Africa: a Case Study of Micro-property Developers in Delft South and Ilitha Park, Cape Town

Housing affordability in South Africa has been a significant challenge in recent decades. Efforts from both government and private sector have been unable to quell the ever-expanding deficit of housing in the country, especially at the lower end …

20.10.2018 Open Access

Failed Fantasies in a South African Context: the Case of Modderfontein, Johannesburg

The (proposed) development of private sector-led, large-scale urban projects on the periphery of many African cities has drawn increased attention to the geographical breadth and potential consequences of the phenomena in recent years. This work …


The Policy and Practice of Local Economic Development in Ghana

Local economic development (LED) has gained prominence as a feasible option to top–down development approaches that have generally been unsuccessful in generating significant and sustainable development at the local level. While LED has proven to …

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This journal addresses the broad developmental issues of urbanization in the Third World, providing a distinctive African focus on the subject. It examines urban societies from a variety of perspectives, including: issues of local governance, the role of city planning in free market systems, and the impact of multiethnic and multicultural formations in urban affairs.

Urban Forum makes a special effort to examine specific cities in developing nations as legal and cultural entities in their own right. It functions as a core journal in sociology, political science and economics, as well as urban studies.

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