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22.01.2019

In with the New and Out with the Old? Industrial Estates and the Prospects of Manufacturing in Durban, South Africa

In cities where manufacturing has historically thrived, considerable local attention has been given to the development of areas of land for industrial estates. These estates or industrial areas have served the needs of manufacturing businesses in …

19.12.2018

Why Do Planners Think That Planning Has Failed Post-Apartheid? The Case of eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa

Nearly 25 years after democracy, South African cities are still burdened with an apartheid spatial form. Whilst some literature on the persistence of the legacy of apartheid spatial planning exists, not enough work has been done to understand the …

10.12.2018

Experimentation in an African Neighborhood: Reflections for Transitions to Sustainable Energy in Cities

Studies on transitions to sustainable energy in cities point to different types of experimentation including niche experiments, bounded socio-technical experiments, transition experiments and grassroots experiments. This paper argues that …

07.11.2018

Institutional Barriers to Urban Greenspace Planning in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana

Global development agenda such as the Sustainable Development Goals call for natural-based strategies to make urban areas sustainable. One approach is urban greenspace planning. In Ghana, however, planning response to urban problems has often been …

20.10.2018

“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 …

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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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