Urban planning and urban architecture in Africa

book cover 'Modern architecture in Africa'On the occasion of the symposium on ‘The Beeker Method: Planning and Working on the Redevelopment of the African City’, jointly organized by the African Studies Centre Leiden and African Architecture Matters on 23 March, the ASCL Library has compiled a web dossier on urban architecture and urban planning. It contains titles available in the Library and published in the past six years. Each title links directly to the corresponding record in the Library’s online catalogue, which provides further bibliographic details and abstracts, loan information, and links to full text if available. The dossier opens with a thematic introduction by Dr. Antoni Folkers (African Architecture Matters), followed by a list of titles on urban architecture and urban planning and an overview of the Coen Beeker Collection at the ASCL Library. It concludes with links to relevant websites.

 

  1. Introduction
  2. Publications on urban planning and urban architecture
  3. The Coen Beeker Collection
  4. Selected web resources

1. Introduction

The African continent is urbanizing fast. Until the 1980s, and despite high growth rates, there were few African cities featured in lists of global metropolises. Johannesburg, Cairo, Lagos and Kinshasa and a handful of other African capitals counted more than a million inhabitants. This situation is now drastically changing with national urbanization rates exceeding 50 per cent and growth rates that are unequalled elsewhere in the world. Demographic predictions for the ten largest cities in the world by the end of the twenty-first century include five African cities, with Lagos, Kinshasa and Dar es Salaam in the top three, with over a 70 million inhabitants each.

The contemporary growth of the African city takes place with little professional planning and is often qualified as ‘spontaneous’ or ‘informal’. Basic infrastructure, such as access to drinking water, metalled roads, electricity, municipal garbage collection and drainage, are often absent in these growth areas, which are consequently labelled as ‘slums’ according to UN Habitat criteria. Yet, this disqualification of the larger parts of African cities does not give credit to the way these ‘informal settlements’ have been planned, organized and operate. These areas are home to citizens of all strata of society, who manage their lives, education, work and leisure, frequently to reasonable standards.

The same applies to the building stock that makes up the growth zones in African cities. Much of it eludes professional planning and design, but that does not mean that the houses, schools, offices and workshops are necessarily of inferior quality in terms of functionality, sanitation, security or aesthetics. It is estimated that no less than 70 per cent of the building stock in African cities has been erected without or with only marginal professional design or planning input.

There is, of course, a ‘formal’ or ‘planned’ component to the African city as well, in line with what is practiced in Europe and elsewhere. Yet, the borders between planned and unplanned, between formal and informal are blurred, making these divisions untenable. Fully planned and designed city components, from individual residences to large-scale housing schemes and commercial complexes, can be found in every African city.

However, rapid urbanization in African cities threatens historical areas of many cities. Many African cities have a past that reaches as far back as antiquity, such as the cities of Egypt, or, like Yoruba and Ashante cities, the cities along the Niger river or on the Swahili coast, to the Middle Ages. Cities established in more recent times, in the sixteenth to nineteenth century, such as Cape Town Zanzibar, Dakar, Maputo, Casablanca or Addis Ababa, have retained a rich cultural heritage. Cities that were planned in modern times, such as Asmara and Bujumbura, display a wealth of modernist architecture, which also deserve protection.

Dr. Antoni Folkers, African Architecture Matters / FBW architecten

2. Publications on urban planning and urban architecture

[Applied] foreign affairs : investigating spatial phenomena in rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa / Baerbel Mueller. - Basel : Birkhäuser Verlag AG, 2017. - (Edition Angewandte, ISSN 1866-248X)

Architecture and politics in Nigeria : the study of a late twentieth-century enlightenment-inspired modernism at Abuja, 1900-2016 / Nnamdi Elleh. - Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017

New urban worlds : inhabiting dissonant times / Pieterse, E. & Simone, A.M.. - Cambridge: Polity Press, forthcoming June 2017

The Beeker method : planning and working on the redevelopment of the African City : retrospective glances into the future / ed. by Antoni Folkers and Iga Perzyna. - Leiden : Afrika-Studiecentrum, 2017

African economic outlook 2016 : sustainable cities and structural transformation / African Development Bank;Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Development Centre;United Nations Development Programme. - [Paris] : OECD Publishing, 2016. - (African economic outlook ..., ISSN 1999-1029)
http://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org/sites/default/files/2016-05/eBook_AEO2016.pdf

Architecture / Antoni Scholtens Folkers
In: Oxford bibliographies. African studies / Thomas T. Spear (ed). - [New York] : Oxford University Press, last modified: 28 June 2016
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199846733-0184

Comparative study of capital city elements : the case of Ghana and Nigeria / Stephen Appiah Takyi
In: African Geographical Review: (2016), vol.35, no.2, p.168-191 : krt., tab.

Douala et Kigali : villes modernes et citadins précaires en Afrique / Benjamin Michelon. - Paris : Karthala, 2016. - (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600)

book cover 'Douala & Kigali'From shacks to skyscrapers : multiple spatial rationalities and urban transformation in Accra, Ghana / Lena Fält
In: Urban Forum: (2016), vol.27, no.4, p.465-486 : ill.

Liaisons urbaines : transformation d'espaces publics de villes africaines : Bénin, Porto-Novo, Tchad, N'Djaména, Maroc, Casablanca ; transforming public spaces in African cities : Bénin, Porto-Novo, Tchad, N'Djaména, Maroc, Casablanca / coord. éd.: Franck Houndégla, Alexandre Neveu ; textes: François Abléfonin ... [et al.]. - Paris : Après editions, 2016

New city visions and the politics of redevelopment in Dar es Salaam / Ilda Lindell, Jennifer Norström, Andrew Byerley. - Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2016
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2105

Ngambo Tuitakayo : reconnecting the Swahili City / Antoni Scholtens Folkers. - Delft : TU Delft Open, 2016
http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/iphs.2016.1

State of South African cities report 2016 / Kristina Davidson / South African Cities Network, Braamfontein. - Braamfontein : South African Cities Network, 2016

South Africa’s emerging national urban policy and upgrading agenda / Pieterse, E. and Cirolia, L.
In: Upgrading informal settlements in South Africa pursuing a partnership-based approach / Cirolia, L., Smit, W., van Donk, M., Gorgens, T., & Drimie, S. (eds). - Cape Town: UCT Press, 2016

Sustainable city initiatives in Africa and comparison with the OURSUS approach : paper for the IGU Congress in Beijing 22 August 2016 / A. J. Dietz. - Leiden : African Studies Centre, 2016. - (ASC working paper ; 135)
http://hdl.handle.net/1887/42108

Urbanisation of hope or despair? : urban planning dilemma in Ghana / Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Michael Poku-Boansi & Raymond Asomani-Boateng
In: Urban Forum: (2016), vol.27, no.4, p.415-432 : tab.

'They are like crocodiles under water' : rumour in a slum upgrading project in Nairobi, Kenya / Sophie De Feyter
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies: (2015), vol.9, no.2, p.289-306.

A world-class city-region? : envisioning the Nairobi of 2030 / Garth Myers
In: The American behavioral scientist: (2015), vol. 59, no. 3 p. 328-346 : krt.

Africa : architecture, culture identity / Michael Juul Holm & Mette Marie Kallehauge. - Humlebæk : Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015
http://quickpaper.rosendahls.dk/Louisiana/AfrikaUK/#/1/

African cities and the water-food-climate-energy nexus : an agenda for sustainability and resilience at a local level / Innocent Chirisa & Elmond Bandauko
In: Urban Forum: (2015), vol. 26, no. 4, p. 391-404 : fig.

African modernism : the architecture of independence : Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Zambia / ed. by Manuel Herz ; with Ingrid Schröder, Hans Focketyn and Julia Jamrozik ; photographs by Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster. Zurich : Park Books, 2015

As the city grows, where do the farmers go? : understanding peri-urbanization and food systems in Ghana - evidence from the Tamale metropolis / E. D. Kuusaana & J. A. Eledi
In: Urban Forum: (2015), vol. 26, no. 4, p. 443-465 : ill.

Cape Town : densification as a cure for a segregated city / M. Provoost (ed). - Rotterdam: International New Town Institute, 2015

Continuity or discontinuity? : evaluating the changing socio-spatial structure of the city of Tshwane, South Africa / C. Hamann & A. C. Horn
In: Urban Forum: (2015), vol. 26, no. 1, p. 39-57 : graf. , krt. , tab.

Douala et la répartition spatiale des entreprises : polarisation et fragmentation / Jean-Roger Essombe Edimo Nya Bonabebe. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2015

Future directions of municipal solid waste management in Africa / Romeela Mohee & Thokozani Simelane. - Pretoria : Africa Institute of South Africa, 2015

Gitega, capitale du Burundi : une ville du Far West en Afrique orientale allemande (1912-1916) / Jean Pierre Chrétien. - Paris : Karthala Editions, 2015. - (Hommes et sociétés)

Green-sighted but city-blind: developer attitudes to sustainable urban transformation / Leanne Seeliger & Ivan Turok
In: Urban Forum: (2015), vol. 26, no. 3, p. 321-341 : tab.

Integral theory: a tool for mapping and understanding conflicting governmentalities in the upgrading of Cape Town's informal settlements / Ruth Massey
In: Urban Forum: (2015), vol. 26, no. 3, p. 303-319 : fig. , krt.

Participatory Planning for Climate Compatible Development in Maputo, Mozambique : Planeamento Participativo para o Desenvolvimento compatível com o Clima em Maputo, Moçambique / Vanesa Castán Broto, Jonathan Ensor, Emily Boyd, Charlotte Allen, Carlos Seventine & Domingos Augusto Macucule. - London : UCL Press, 2015

Some theoretical models, methods and concepts of urban anthropology in Sudan: the case of Tuti Island revisited / Luisa Arango
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies: (2015), vol.49, no.1, p.197-213 : ill., krt.

Street trade, neoliberalisation and the control of space : Nairobi's Central Business District in the era of entrepreneurial urbanism / Marianne Morange
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies: (2015), vol.9, no.2, p.247-269.

Turning the tide? : the emergence of national urban policies in Africa / Ivan Turok
In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies: (2015), vol.33, no.3, p.348-369 : tab.

Urban compaction and densification in Bloemfontein, South Africa: measuring the current urban form against Mangaung metropolitan municipality's spatial planning proposals for compaction / Ntebaleng Chobokoane & Anele Horn
In: Urban Forum: (2015), vol. 26, no. 1, p. 77-93 : krt.

Urban impacts of resource booms: the emergence of oil-led gentrification in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana / Alexander Eduful & Michael Hooper
In: Urban Forum: (2015), vol. 26, no. 3, p. 283-302 : krt, tab.

Urban physical development and master planning in Zimbabwe : an assessment of conformance in the City of Mutare / Aaron Mabaso
In: Journal for studies in humanities and social sciences: (2015), vol. 4, no. 1 & 2, p. 72-88 : krt. , tab.

Urban planning in Sub-Saharan Africa : colonial and post-colonial planning cultures / Edited by Carlos Nunes Silva. - New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015

(W)Escaping the challenges of the city : a critique of Cape Town's proposed satellite town / Rose Liza
In: Urban Forum: (2014), vol. 25, no. 3, p. 295-312.

A critical reflection on urban spatial planning practices and outcomes in post-Apartheid South Africa / D. J. du Plessis
In: Urban Forum: (2014), vol. 25, no. 1, p. 69-88 : tab.

Africa big change big chance / Benno Andres Albrecht. - Bologna : Compositori, 2014

Africa's urban revolution / Sue Parnell & Edgar A. Pieterse. - London [etc.] : Zed Books, 2014

Beyond the formal/informal dichotomy : towards a strategic perspective : the case of Warwick Junctions in Durban / Beryl Boonzaaier. - Delft : Delft University of Technology, 2014
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/404024122.pdf

Changing space, changing city : Johannesburg after Apartheid / Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes & Chris Wray. - Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2014book cover 'changing space changing city'

Guelmim-Oued Noun : la ville, la tribu et le processus d'urbanisation / Mohamed Ben Attou & Ahmed Belkadi. - Agadir : Faculté des Lettres des Sciences Humaines, Université Ibn Zohr, 2014

Hors du champ politique de l'aménagement du territoire, des "villes nouvelles" maghrébines en mal de gouvernance : regard croisé sur les cas de Tamansourt (Marrakech, Maroc) et d'Ali Mendjeli (Constantine, Algérie) / Jean Marie Ballout
In: Territoires d'Afrique: (2014), no. 6, p. 75-102 : ill. , krt.

La justice spatiale et la ville : regards du Sud / P. Gervais-Lambony. - Paris : Karthala, 2014

Lalibela, une ville éthiopienne dans la mondialisation : recompositions d'un espace sacré, patrimonial et touristique / Marie Bridonneau. - Paris : Karthala, 2014. - (Hommes et sociétés)

Le territoire d'Akanda : entre conservation et développement urbain / Brice Didier Koumba Mabert
In: Revue gabonaise de sociologie: (2014), no. 7, p. 49-75 : fig. , foto, krt.

Linking spatial planning and land use management in the city of Cape Town : the case of the package of plans / Lorryn Steenkamp & Tanja Winkler
In: Urban Forum: (2014), vol. 25, no. 3, p. 335-353 : fig. , krt.

Methods and considerations for determining urban growth boundaries : an evaluation of the Cape Town experience / Ken Sinclair-Smith
In: Urban Forum: (2014), vol. 25, no. 3, p. 313-333 : graf. , krt.

Middle class construction: domestic architecture, aesthetics and anxieties in Tanzania / Claire Mercer
In: The Journal of Modern African Studies: (2014), vol. 52, no. 2, p. 227-250.

New African suburbanisation? : exploring the growth of the northern corridor of eThekwini/KwaDakuza / Alison Todes
In: African Studies: (2014), vol.73, no.2, p.245-270 : graf., krt., tab.

Rwanda's political settlement and the urban transition : expropriation, construction and taxation in Kigali / Tom Goodfellow
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies: (2014), vol.8, no.2, p.311-329 : foto's, graf., tab.

Structural transformation in Ethiopia : the urban dimension : building 'economically productive, socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable & well governed' cities / Fantu Cheru. - Nairobi : UN-Habitat, 2014
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/399894594.pdf
 

The afterlife of the Lanchester Plan: Zanzibar as the garden city of tomorrow / Myers, G., and M. A. Muhajir
In: Garden cities and colonial planning : transnationality of urban ideas in Africa and Palestine / edited by Liora Bigon and Yossi Katz. - Manchester: Manchester University Press,2014, pp. 98-119.

The state of African cities 2014 : re-imagining sustainable urban transitions / Marlene Laros & Freda Jones. - Nairobi : UN-Habitat, 2014
http://mirror.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=3528

Too many things to do : social dimensions of city-making in Africa / AbdouMaliq Simone
In: The arts of citizenship in African cities: infrastructures and spaces of belonging / Mamadou Diouf and Rosalind Fredericks (eds.). -  New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.

Towards achieving resilience at the rural-urban fringe : the case of Jamestown, South Africa / Corrine Cash
In: Urban Forum: (2014), vol. 25, no. 1, p. 125-141 : foto's.

Urbanisation by subtraction : the afterlife of camps in northern Uganda / Susan Reynolds Whyte
In: Journal of Modern African Studies: (2014), vol. 52, no. 4, p. 597-622.

Villes maghrébines en situations coloniales / Charlotte Jelidi / Mahad al-Buth al-Maghribyah al-Muirah. - Paris [etc.] : Karthala [etc.], 2014. - (Hommes et sociétés)

Women and the informal economy in urban Africa : from the margins to the centre  / Mary Njeri Kinyanjui. - London [etc.] : Zed Books, in association with Nordic Africa Institute, 2014. - (Africa now)
http://nai.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:764521/FULLTEXT01.pdf

 
"Vamos construir!" : revendications foncières et géographie du pouvoir à Luanda, Angola / Claudia Gastrow & Chloé Josse-Durand
In: Politique africaine: (2013), no. 132, p. 49-72.

À qui appartient la ville? : urbanisme néolibéral et propriété dans trois petits centres urbains du Ghana et du Burkina Faso / Mathieu Hilgers
In: Politique africaine: (2013), no. 132, p. 95-113.

An uneasy match : neoliberalism, gentrification and heritage conservation in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa / Ronnie Donaldson
In: Urban Forum: (2013), vol. 24, no. 2, p. 173-188 : tab.

Des structures urbaines à systèmes fonctionnels non équilibrés : cas de la ville d'Ouled Djellal en Algérie / Said Hassaine & Abdallah Farhi
In: Insaniyat: (2013), no. 62, p. 71-96 : fig. , krt. , tab.

Etude diagnostique pour l'élaboration d'une stratégie nationale d'habitat et de développement urbain au Gabon / Agbobe Kokou & Seydou Sy Sall / United Nations Human Settlements Programme. - Nairobi : ONU-HABITAT, 2013

Governing cities in Africa : politics and policies / Simon Bekker & Laurent Fourchard. - Cape Town : HSRC Press, 2013

Gugulethu: revolution for neoliberalism in a South African township / Annika Teppo & Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies: (2013), vol. 47, no. 1, p. 51-74 : foto's, tab.

L'étalement urbain en Afrique : défis et paradoxes / Emil Tchawe Hatcheu. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2013

La liste : roman / Naima Lahbil Tagemouati. - Casablanca : Editions le Fennec, 2013

Living the city in Africa : processes of invention and intervention / Brigit Obrist, Veit Arlt & Elísio Salvado Macamo / African-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies. - Zürich : Lit Verlag, 2013. - (Schweizerische Afrikastudien ; Bd. 10)

Maghreb et sciences sociales : de la colonie à l'État-nation : constructions identitaires au Maghreb / Pierre Noel Denieuil. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2013. - (Maghreb et sciences sociales ; 2012)

Making the African city : Dakar - Dar Es Salaam - Kinshasa, 1920-1980 / Luce Manu Beeckmans. - [S.l. s.n.], 2013
http://irs.ub.rug.nl/ppn/353827916

 
Negotiating difference in post-apartheid housing design / Kai Wood Mah & Patrick Lynn Rivers
In: African Identities: (2013), vol. 11, no. 3, p. 290-303 : foto's, krt.

Porto Novo : patrimoine et développement / Christine Mengin & Alain Godonou. - Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne, 2013. - (Histoire de l'art)book cover 'Porto Novo : patrimoine et développement'

Producing an urban system for the spatial development of Ghana: lessons for sub-Saharan Africa / Ian E. A. Yeboah, Samuel N. A. Codjoe & John K. Maingi
In: African Geographical Review: (2013), vol. 32, no. 2, p. 140-156 : krt. , tab.

 
Rogue urbanism : emergent African cities / Edgar A Pieterse, AbdouMaliq Simone. - Auckland Park, South Africa : Jacana Media in association with African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, 2013.

The growth of urban communities in Kenya / Kempe Ronald Hope
In: African Identities: (2013), vol. 11, no. 3, p. 274-289.

Towards effective city planning : the case of Cape Town in identifying potential housing land / Mercy Brown-Luthango, Prestige Makanga & Julian Smit
In: Urban Forum: (2013), vol. 24, no. 2, p. 189-203 : ill. , tab.

À propos de l'opération d'embellissement de Yaoundé, capitale d'Afrique centrale / René Joly Assako Assako
In: Les cahiers d'outre-mer: (2012), vol. 65, no. 259, p. 371-393 : foto's, krt. , tab.

African perspectives: (South) Africa : city, society, space, literature and architecture / Gerhard Bruyns, Arie Graafland & M. Christine Boyer. - Rotterdam : 010 Publishers, 2012. - (Delft School of Design series on architecture and urbanism, ISSN 1879-7830 ; 7)

Aménagement urbain et développement durable / Ammara Bekkouche. - Algérie : Crasc, 2012

Building the city of the future : visions and experiences of modernity in Ghana's Akosombo township / Stephan F. Miescher
In: Journal of African History: (2012), vol. 53, no. 3, p. 367-390 : fig. , foto's, krt.

Changes in land use in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana : whose fault? / David Forkuor
In: Journal of Local Government Studies: (2012), vol. 4, No 1, p. 58-77 : krt. , tab.

Climate change, assets and food security in Southern African cities / Bruce Frayne, Caroline O. N. Moser & Gina Ziervogel. - Abingdon : Earthscan, 2012

Colonial architecture and urbanism in Africa : intertwined and contested histories / Fassil Demissie. - Farnham : Ashgate, 2012. - (Design and the built environment series)

Colonial township laws and urban governance in Kenya / Robert Home
In: Journal of African Law: (2012), vol. 56, no. 2, p. 175-193.

Creative industries, inequality and social development : developments, impacts and challenges in Cape Town / Irma Booyens
In: Urban Forum: (2012), vol. 23, no. 1, p. 43-60 : graf. , krt. , tab.

Deutsches koloniales Bauerbe in Namibia heute: Rückblick, Ausblick und Forschung / Andreas Vogt
In: Journal / Namibia Scientific Society: (2012), vol. 60, p. 117-134 : foto's.

Dossier Vers une nouvelle Éthiopie urbaine? : politiques et pratiques des villes / Pauline Bosredon
In: Annales d'Éthiopie: (2012), vol. 27, p. 147-257 : fig. , foto's, krt.

Effets sociaux des politiques urbaines : l'entre-deux des politiques institutionnelles et des dynamiques sociales : Algérie, Maroc, Liban, Mauritanie / Françoise Navez-Bouchanine. - Paris [etc.] : Karthala [etc.], 2012. - (Hommes et sociétés, ISSN 0290-6600)

Evaluating the impact of road traffic congestion mitigation measures in Nairobi Metropolitan region / James Njiraini Gachanja / Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis. - Nairobi : Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, 2012. - (KIPPRA discussion paper ; no. 128)

L'Université de Ouagadougou: territoir de de la contestation et de la répression des étudiants / Issa Sory
In: Journal of Higher Education in Africa: (2012), vol. 10, no. 1, p. 171-194 : krt.

Les villes africaines et leurs patrimoines. - Paris : Riveneuve éditions, 2012. - (Collection patrimoines africains, ISSN 2118-5204)

Planning urban settlements in South Sudan : basic concepts / Akiko Kishive / United Nations. Human Settlements Programme. - Nairobi : United Nations Settlements Programme, 2012
http://mirror.unhabitat.org/pmss/getElectronicVersion.aspx?nr=3407&alt=1

Platinum city and the new South African dream / Dinah Rajak
In: Africa / International African Institute: (2012), vol. 82, no. 2, p. 252-271.

Portes ouvertes des maisons & jardins de Saint-Louis : histoires partagées / Entre'vues, Association : Saint-Louis, Senegal. - [Saint-Louis] : Entre'vues, 2012

Projet de gestion communautaire des déchets solides ménagers en Afrique de l'Ouest / Jacques Gagnon, Pierre Turcotte & Caroline Perron
In: Territoires d'Afrique: (2012), no. 3, p. 3-11 : ill.

Rights and the city : an exploration of the interaction between socio-economic rights and the city / Thomas Coggin & Marius Pieterse
In: Urban Forum: (2012), vol. 23, no. 3, p. 257-278.

Socio-economic effects of urbanization on agriculture : salient findings in Ghana's Accra region / Timothy E. Anyidoho
In: The Journal of Business and Estate Management Research: (2012), vol. 3, no. 1, p. 116-133 : tab.

Special issue: South Africa's townships two decades after apartheid / Ronnie Donaldson & Ulrich Jürgens
In: Urban forum, ISSN 1015-3802 ; vol. 23 (2012), no. 2 (June)

Special thematic issue on urban history / Shimelis Bonsa
In: Journal of Ethiopian studies, ISSN 0304-2243 ; vol. 45

The cosmopolitan tradition and fissures in segregationist town planning in Nairobi, 1915-23 / Godwin Rapando Murunga
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies: (2012), vol. 6, no. 3, p. 463-486.

The management of urban sprawl by applying an urban edge strategy / Jacques Dirk Jansen Van Rensburg & Maléne M. Campbell
In: Urban Forum: (2012), vol. 23, no. 1, p. 61-72 : krt.

The mobile city of Accra : urban families, housing and residential practices = Accra capitale en mouvement : familles citadines, logement et pratiques résidentielles The mobile city of Accra : urban families, housing and residential practices / Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf, Paul W. K. Yankson & Monique Bertrand. - Dakar : CODESRIA, 2012

Urban planning and public health in Africa : historical, theoretical and practical dimensions of a continent's water and sanitation problematic / Ambe J. Njoh. - Farnham [etc.] : Ashgate, 2012

Adjaye Africa architecture : a photographic survey of metropolitan architecture / David Adjaye & Peter Allison. - London : Thames & Hudson, 2011

African cities : alternative visions of urban theory and practice / Garth Andrew Myers. - London [etc.] : Zed, 2011

Ambivalent inheritance: Jinja Town in search of a postcolonial refrain / Andrew Byerley
In: Journal of Eastern African Studies: (2011), vol. 5, no. 3, p. 482-504.

Arquitectura sustentável no contexto africano : o projecto SURE-África / Manuel Correia Guedes
In: Africana Studia: (2011), no. 16, p. 115-121 : foto's.

Atlas : architectures of the 21st century Africa and the Middle East Africa and the Middle East / Luis Fernández-Galiano. - Bilbao : Fundación BBVA, 2011book cover 'Atlas : architectures of the 21st century Africa and the Middle East'

Cape Town after apartheid : crime and governance in the divided city / Tony Roshan Samara. - Minneapolis, MN [etc.] : University of Minnesota Press, 2011

Capturing land value increment to finance infrastructure investment possibilities for South Africa / Mercy Brown-Luthango
In: Urban Forum: (2011), vol. 22, no. 1, p. 37-52 : tab.

Carreiras habitacionais em Maputo, Moçambique - como abordar o assunto / Anselmo Cani
In: Africana Studia: (2011), no. 16, p. 107-111.

Casas para um planeta pequeno - registos de uma investigação / Margarida Louro & Francisco Oliveira
In: Africana Studia: (2011), no. 16, p. 65-77 : ill. , krt.

Cities with 'slums' : from informal settlement eradication to a right to the city in Africa / Marie Huchzermeyer. - Claremont : University of Cape Town Press, 2011

City of extremes : the spatial politics of Johannesburg / Martin J. Murray. - Durham [etc.] : Duke University Press, 2011. - (Politics, history, and culture)

Formes urbaines et architectures au Magreb aux XIXème et XXème siècles / Leila Ammar. - Manouba : Centre de publication universitaire, 2011

Gestion des espaces publics au Congo-Brazzaville : le cas des parkings / Etanislas Ngodi
In: Africa Development: (2011), vol. 36, no. 2, p. 37-61 : fig. , tab.

Integrated development planning in South Africa : lessons from the Dwars River Valley / Corrine Cash & Larry Swatuk
In: Urban Forum: (2011), vol. 22, no. 1, p. 53-73 : fig. , graf. , tab.

Kenya's urban development in the 21st century : the call for innovative initiatives from local authorities / Marcel C. M. Werner, Viola A. Otieno & Judi Wangalwa Wakhungu. - Nairobi : Development Trust Innovation Africa and African Centre for Technology Studies, 2011

L'action urbaine au Maghreb : enjeux professionnels et politiques / Lamia Zaki. - Paris [etc.] : Karthala [etc.], 2011. - (Hommes et sociétés)

L'obsession d'habiter sa propre maison à Lomé: quel impact sur la dynamique spatiale? / Assogba Guézéré
In: Les cahiers d'outre-mer: (2011), vol. 64, no. 256, p. 565-590 : tab.

L'opposition au projet ZACA à Ouagadougou (2001-03): feu de paille ou mutations profondes de l'islam burkinabé? / Louis Audet Gosselin & Muriel Gomez-Perez
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies: (2011), vol. 45, no. 2, p. 273-309.

La ville, un défi du XXIe siècle : essai sur les enjeux de développement urbain en Afrique / Thierry Bangui. - Paris : L'Harmattan, 2011. - (Etudes africaines)

Le syndrome des inondations au Sénégal / Mame Demba Thiam. - Dakar : Presses universitaires du Sahel, 2011

Les trois Médinas : Tunis Alger Fès / Alexandre Orloff & Salah Stétié. - Paris : Imprimerie nationale, 2011

Les vieux quartiers d'Addis-Abéba : un bidonville pour patrimoine? / Perrine Duroyaume
In: Pount: (2011), no. 5, p. 43-61 : ill.

Nairobi city scenarios / Tanja Hichert, Abraham Rugo & Veronica Nguti. - Nairobi : Institute of Economic Affairs, 2011
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/402114647.pdf

On the liberal moral project of planning in South Africa / Tanja Winkler
In: Urban Forum: (2011), vol. 22, no. 2, p. 135-148.

Ordering urban space and migrants' protests in Sabongari, Kano, 1911-1960 / Rasheed Olaniyi
In: Lagos Historical Review: (2011), vol. 11, p. 1-20.

Perspectives on the architecture of Africa's underprivileged urban dwellers / Nnamdi Elleh
In: Social Dynamics: (2011), vol. 37, no. 1, p. 43-77 : ill.

Place and function of African cities in the global urban network : exploring the matters arising / Victor Udemezue Onyebueke
In: Urban Forum: (2011), vol. 22, no. 1, p. 1-21 : tab.

Porto-Novo : cité rouge, esprit de lagune = Red city, spirit of the lagoon / Jean Dominique Burton. - [Cotonou] : Fondation Zinsou, 2011

Reinventing planning: critical reflections / Alison Todes
In: Urban Forum: (2011), vol. 22, no. 2, p. 115-133.

Special issue: Changing planning law in Africa / Vanessa Watson
In: Urban forum, ISSN 1015-3802 ; vol. 22 (2011), no. 3 (September)

Territoire, gouvernance et développement en Afrique / Yahia Abou El Farah / Institut des Études Africaines, Rabat. - Rabat : Institut des Études Africaines, Université Mohammed V-Souissi, 2011. - (Cahiers de la recherche ; no. 2)

Une esthétique africaine de l'urbanisation / Alphonse Ndinga Nziengui
In: Palabres actuelles: (2011), no. 5, p. 123-148.

Urban design, chaos, and colonial power in Zanzibar / William Cunningham Bissell. - Bloomington, IN [etc.] : Indiana University Press, 2011

Casablanca-marina: un nouvel urbanisme marocain des grands projets / Pierre Arnaud Barthel
In: Autrepart: (2010), no. 55, p. 71-88 : ill.

Cities of change : Addis Ababa : transformation strategies for urban territories in the 21st century / Marc Angélil & Dirk Hebel. - Basel [etc.] : Birkhäuser, 2010

Code de l'urbanisme, de la construction et de l'habitat / Guy Blaise Dzeukou. - Bafoussam : Editions juridiques camerounaises, 2010

Counter-currents : experiments in sustainability in the Cape Town region / Edgar A. Pieterse. - Johannesburg : Jacana Media, 2010

Development dilemmas in post-Apartheid South Africa / Bill Freund & Harald Witt. - Pietermaritzburg : University of Kwazulu-Natal Press, 2010

Development poverty and politics : putting communities in the driver's seat / Richard Martin & Ashna Mathema. - London : Routledge, 2010. - (Routledge studies in development and society ; 23)

Djibouti dans les archives françaises (1888-1892) : éléments sur les débuts d'une ville coloniale / Simon Imbert-Vier
In: Pount: (2010), no. 4, p. 89-101 : foto, krt.

Dossier urbanisation / Anais Dubois
In: Marchés tropicaux et méditerranéens: (2010), année 65, no. 3257, p. 7-24: foto's, graf.

Entrepôt politics : political struggles over the Dantokpa marketplace in Cotonou, Benin / Ebbe Prag. - Copenhagen : Danish Institute for International Studies, 2010. - (DIIS working paper ; 2010;03)
https://www.econstor.eu/dspace/bitstream/10419/44640/1/620684941.pdf

Kinshasa : architecture et paysage urbains / Bernard Toulier, Johan Lagae, Marc Gemoets & Léon de Saint Moulin / Inventaire général du patrimoine culturel, France. - Paris : Somogy Éditions d'Art, 2010. - (Images du patrimoine ; 262)

L'Afrique, c'est chic : architectuur en planning in Afrika, 1950-1970 = Architecture and planning in Africa, 1950-1970 / Johan Lagae, Tom Avermaete & M. Cunha Matos. - Rotterdam : NAi Uitgevers/Publishers, 2010. - (Oase, ISSN 0169-6238 ; 82)

La politique publique de la gestion des espaces verts par l'hôtel de ville de Kinshasa / Jules Kassay Ngur-Ikone
In: Africa Development: (2010), vol. 35, no. 3, p. 13-46.

Mindelo património urbano é arquitectónico: assentamento e os seus protagonistas = Urban and arquitectonic heritage : urban settlement and its protagonists / João Sousa Morais. - Casal de Cambro : Caleidoscópio, 2010

Modern architecture in Africa / Antoni Folkers, Henk Hoeks & Nick Rowling. - Amsterdam : SUN, 2010

Participation ... for what purpose? : analysing the depth and quality of public participation in the Integrated Development Planning process in Gauteng / David Everatt, Hein Marais & Nobayethi Dube
In: Politikon: (2010), vol. 37, no. 2/3, p. 223-249 : fig. , graf.

Planning sustainable cities : UN-HABITAT practices and perspectives / United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). - Nairobi : UN HABITAT, 2010
http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/publications/v.php?id=15893

Pounding at the tip of the iceberg : the dominant politics of informal settlement eradication in South Africa / Marie Huchzermeyer
In: Politikon: (2010), vol. 37, no. 1, p. 129-148.

Pratiques urbaines et imbroglio spatial: Brazzaville de la fin de la période coloniale au début du XIXe siècle / Jean Félix Yekoka
In: Africa Development: (2010), vol. 35, no. 3, p. 71-92 : fig.

Ribeira Brava : a urbe : história e crítica das suas obras de arte / Lourenço Gomes. - Praia, Cabo Verde : Instituto do Património Cultural, 2010

Seven themes in African urban dynamics / Garth Andrew Myers. -  Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2010
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1224

Social construction of peri-urban places and alternative planning in Zanzibar / Garth Andrew Myers
In: African Affairs: (2010), vol. 109, no. 437, p. 575-595 : krt. , tab.

Systèmes spatiaux et structures régionales en Afrique / Amadou Diop, Noukpo Agossou & Kwami Gabriel Nyassogbo. - Paris : Karthala, 2010. - (Collection Maîtrise de l'espace et développement ; 9)

The Gauteng city-region : private and public power in the shaping of the city / Stephen Greenberg
In: Politikon: (2010), vol. 37, no. 1, p. 107-127 : krt.

The politics of 'non-planning' interventions in African cities : unravelling the international and local dimensions in Harare and Maputo / Amin Y. Kamete & Ilda Lindell
In: Journal of Southern African Studies: (2010), vol. 36, no. 4, p. 889-912.

The spatial aspect of Cairo's contemporary deglomeration / Magorzata Osas
In: Africana Bulletin: (2010), no. 58, p. 75-102 : fig. , krt. , tab.

The state of African cities 2010 : governance, inequality and urban land markets / Jos Maseland & Lusungu Kayani. - Nairobi : UN-Habitat, 2010
http://mirror.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=3034

Urban Land Markets : economic concepts and tools for engaging in Africa : handbook for practioners / Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Lucille Gavera & Yunus Momoniat. - Nairobi : United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), 2010
http://mirror.unhabitat.org/pmss/getElectronicVersion.aspx?nr=3019&alt=1

Villes et organisation de l'espace en Afrique / Jérôme Alok-N'Guessan, Amadou Diallo & Kokou Henri Motcho. - Paris : Karthala, 2010. - (Collection Maîtrise de l'espace et développement ; 4)

ANZA = ISSN 1821-8695. - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 201X

3. The Coen Beeker Collection

Electronic documentsbook cover 'L'aménagement des quartiers d'habitat spontané à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso'

Pitfalls in planning: a look at Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : AGIDS, University of Amsterdam, 2001
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408640995.pdf

Piekeren over Ouaga / Coen Beeker
In: Rooilijn: (2000), vol.27, no.4, p.189-195.
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/409009172.pdf

L'aménagement des quartiers d'habitat spontané à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : Université d'Amsterdam, Institut de planification et de démographie, 1990
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408612959.pdf

Guided land development of 'spontaneous' settlements in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : Institute of Planning and Demography, University of Amsterdam, 1989
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/409008818.pdf

Herinrichtingsproject van stadswijken in Ouagadougou / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : Universiteit van Amsterdam, Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut, Vakgroep Planologie, 1982-1989

Urbane planning in Afrika : palavers over de ruimtelijke inrichting van de agglomeratie Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso; studiedag Planologisch en Demografisch Instituut, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 26 mei 1987  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1987
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408978988.pdf

Planning issues in Port Sudan  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : Institute of Planning and Demography, University of Amsterdam, 1986. - (Sudan research papers ; no. 4)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408613319.pdf

Wel en wee van de ruimtelijke herinrichting in Ouagadougou, Port Sudan en Tunis : bijdrage voor de WUOO-Workshop Afrikaanse steden  / Coen Beeker. - Khartoum : [s.n.], 1985
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/40864138X.pdf

Preferences for some alternatives for the spatial structure of new neighbourhoods in Port Sudan  / Coen Beeker / Republic of Sudan. Ministry of constructionand public works. Department of town and village planning. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Institute of Planning and Demography, University of Amsterdam [etc.], 1984. - (Sudan research papers ; no. 1)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408613246.pdf

Alternatives for a rehabilitation of Dar es Salaam, Dar el Naim and Oleih  / Coen Beeker & Titus Meijer. - Amsterdam : Institute of Planning and Demography, University of Amsterdam, 1984. - (Sudan research papers ; no. 2)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/40861305X.pdf

Evaluatie van de ruimtelijke inrichting naar woonklassen in Port Sudan  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Vakgroep Planologie [etc.], 1983. - (Werkdocument ; 1)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408651539.pdf

Spatial planning for housing classes in Port Sudan : an evaluation  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Free University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning [etc.], 1983. - (Workdocument ; 1)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408641487.pdf

Het Cissin model nader bekeken : een studie naar de ruimtelijke herinrichting van een woonwijk in Ouagadougou, Boven-Volta / M. C. Beeker / Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut. Vakgroep Planologie. - Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit, Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut, 1982. - (Geografische en planologische notities ; 12)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408725508.pdf

Woonzekerheid en ruimtelijke herinrichting in Ouagadougou  / M. C. Beeker. - Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut, Vakgroep Planologie, 1980
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408651938.pdf

Ouagadougou 1980-90 : perspectives de l'aménagement du territoire / Coen Beeker. - Ouagadougou : Ministère des Travaux Publics, des Transports et de l'Urbanisme, 1979. - (Document de travail ; No. 2)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408979534.pdf

Les effets du système de lotissement à Ouagadougou / C. Beeker & R. Scheffer. - [Ouagadougou] : Ministère des Travaux Publics, des Transport[s] et de l'Urbanisme, Direction de l'Urbanisme et de l'Architecture, 1978. - (Document de travail ; No. 1)
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408979259.pdf

De effecten van het verkavelingssysteem in Ouagadougou  / M. C. Beeker & H. R. Scheffer / Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut, Amsterdam. - Amsterdam : Afdeling Planologie, Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1978
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408651393.pdf

Ville ou gourbiville? : note sur l'aménagement du territoire de la zone Sud-Ouest de Tunis / M. C. Beeker / Ministère de l'Économie Nationale. Direction de l'Aménagement du Territoire, Tunis;Université Libre d'Amsterdam. Groupe d'Études Tunis. - Amsterdam : Groupe d'Études Tunis, Université Libre d'Amsterdam, 1972
http://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/408612711.pdf

Books and articles

Pitfalls in planning: a look at Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : AGIDS, University of Amsterdam, 2001

L'aménagement des quartiers d'habitat spontané à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : Université d'Amsterdam, Institut de planification et de démographie, 1990

Urbane planning in Afrika : palavers over de ruimtelijke inrichting van de agglomeratie Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso; studiedag Planologisch en Demografisch Instituut, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 26 mei 1987  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : UvA, 1987

Planning issues in Port Sudan Planning issues in Port Sudan / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam : Institute of Planning and Demography, University of Amsterdam, 1986. - (Sudan research papers ; no. 4)

Wel en wee van de ruimtelijke herinrichting in Ouagadougou, Port Sudan en Tunis : bijdrage voor de WUOO-Workshop Afrikaanse steden  / Coen Beeker. - Khartoum : [s.n.], 1985

Alternatives for a rehabilitation of Dar es Salaam, Dar el Naim and Oleih  / Coen Beeker & Titus Meijer. - Amsterdam : Institute of Planning and Demography, University of Amsterdam, 1984. - (Sudan research papers ; no. 2)

Preferences for some alternatives for the spatial structure of new neighbourhoods in Port Sudan  / Coen Beeker / Republic of Sudan. Ministry of constructionand public works. Department of town and village planning;University of Amsterdam. Department of urban and regional planning. - Amsterdam : Institute of Planning and Demography, University of Amsterdam, 1984. - (Sudan research papers ; no. 1)

Evaluatie van de ruimtelijke inrichting naar woonklassen in Port Sudan  / Coen Beeker / Democratic Republic of Sudan. Ministry of Public works. Urban planning department;Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Vakgroep Planologie. - Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Vakgroep Planologie, 1983. - (Werkdocument / Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam) . Vakgroep Planologie ; 1)

Spatial planning for housing classes in Port Sudan : an evaluation  / Coen Beeker. - Amsterdam [etc.] : Free University, Department of urban and regional planning [etc.], 1983. - (Workdocument ; 1)

Woonzekerheid en ruimtelijke herinrichting in Ouagadougou  / M. C. Beeker. - Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut, Vakgroep Planologie, 1980

De effecten van het verkavelingssysteem in Ouagadougou  / M. C. Beeker & H. R. Scheffer / Geografisch en Planologisch Instituut, Amsterdam. - Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit, 1978

Ville ou gourbiville? : note sur l'aménagement du territoire de la zone Sud-Ouest de Tunis  / M. C. Beeker / Ministère de l'Économie Nationale, Tunis. Direction de l'Aménagement du Territoire;Université Libre d'Amsterdam. Groupe d'Études Tunis. - Amsterdam : Groupe d'Études Tunis, Université Libre d'Amsterdam, 1972

Quo vadis Tunis / M. C. Beeker
In: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie: (1969), vol. 60, no. 2, p. 92-110.

4. Selected web resources

ArchiAfrica
Website of ArchiAfrika, a non-profit organisation concerned with the architecture of Africa. The site offers many resources on (modern) African architecture and urban development, including full-text documents.
http://archiafrika.org/

African Architecture Matters
Website of African Architecture Matters, a non-profit organization active in the field of African architecture and urbanism. The site includes information about workshops, projects and conferences.
http://aamatters.nl/

African Centre for Cities (ACC)
Website of the African Centre for Cities (ACC), an interdisciplinary network of academics established in response to the growing recognition world-wide of the importance of cities, and particularly cities in the developing world. The ACC seeks to facilitate critical urban research and policy discourses for the promotion of vibrant, democratic and sustainable urban development in the global South from an African perspective. The site includes videos, bibliographic information and full-text documents.
http://www.africancentreforcities.net/

II International Conference African Urban Planning
Website of the second International Conference on African Urban Planning, Lisbon, 7-8 September 2017.
https://sites.google.com/site/cpcup2017conference/home

Institut Africain de Gestion Urbaine (IAGU)
Website of the IAGU, an international NGO that supports municipalities and city authorities in West and Central Africa. It strives to strengthen their planning and management capacities, to improve local governance, promote sustainable management of the environment and combat poverty. The site includes full-text documents.
http://www.iagu.org/

The Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS)
Website of the AAPS, a voluntary, peer-to-peer network of African institutions that educate and train urban/city and/or regional/rural planners. The site offers many resources including full-text documents.
http://www.africanplanningschools.org.za/downloads

UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Website of the United Nations agency for human settlements. The site includes full-text documents.
https://unhabitat.org/

Urbanafrica.net
Urbanafrica.net is an online platform dedicated to communicating about African cities. The site maintained by the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town shares information about the urban experience in Africa, with contributions from journalists, academics, bloggers and those working in the urban sphere.
http://urbanafrica.net/