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Five Lessons for Sustainable Urbanization from the City-to-City Learning Exchange: Savanna-La-Mar, Jamaica and Durban, South Africa

Approximately 54% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and global population is expected to rise from 7 billion to 9.5 billion by 2050. In line with this, the proportion of people living in urban areas will rise to 66%, with this increase taking place primarily in African and Asian cities. They are [...]

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Going the Extra MILE, Exploring Urban Environments in Durban

A photo essay exploring creative and contested urban sites in Durban, South Africa. Reporting back from the World Social Science Fellowship on Sustainable Urbanization. Warwick Junction is a densely woven city-scape of pathways and overhead passages where busy sellers and buyers pass by beautiful murals and fast-moving traffic (photo by Alisa Zomer). Durban is a [...]

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Transdisciplinary research in urban Africa: A coat of many blended colors

If the minds of different actors are gathered in a conducive space and engaged in knowledge exchange beyond the limits of their fields, breakthroughs to grand societal challenges are likely. Transdisciplinary research is a process that seeks to foster learning across disciplines by integrating knowledge from multiple fields through the involvement of stakeholders from different [...]

October 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The Quest for Governance Modes on Sustainable Urbanization

However complex the urban sustainability question is, the facts are clear to all. Over the next four decades, the global urban population is expected to nearly double, with the vast majority of this happening in Asian and African cities; if we do not rethink and coalesce our approaches and practices, there will be rising urban [...]

October 16th, 2016|0 Comments