Tag Archives: urban

Why Africa’s Booming Cities Need More Autonomy in Urban Planning

Durban

In this post, Sam Sturgis argues that as Africa is embarking on an urban revolution,  African cities are right to want a seat at the table. Sam Sturgis is an Editorial Fellow with CityLab, where this post was first published.

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Whose city? Kigali, population growth and prospects for Rwanda’s urban future

Tom Goodfellow

This blog marks the beginning of our series that explores the state of the nation in Rwanda, twenty years on from the genocide of 1994. It explores the social, political and economic progress made and the challenges that remain. Tom Goodfellow starts us off by exploring an angle that is often missed in analyses of […]

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Making connections: mobile phone polling in Zimbabwe

In this opinion piece, Alex Laverty argues mobile phone polling prior to elections in Zimbabwe could have made an important contribution to political parties trying to shape their policies, and election monitors trying to ascertain the degree to which Mugabe’s victory was real or rigged… For more details on the technical side of Alex’s propositions, […]

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