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Jamestown, Accra. The city’s authorities have done nothing to develop green spaces in the city’s slums. Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images

People in Accra’s slums know green spaces are important: planners should take heed

Ghanaian city authorities are focused on addressing problems of poverty, education and health rather than managing green spaces in slums
Residents clean up the streets and local businesses after looting incidents in Alexandra, Johannesburg. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludbrook

What lies behind social unrest in South Africa, and what might be done about it

Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
Expropriations and restrictive planning threaten Palestinian neighbourhoods of Israeli cities, including Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem Reciprocity Images / Alamy Stock Photo

How urban planning plays a role in Israel-Palestine

From discriminatory land-use policies to evictions and demolitions, urban planning has long been weaponised against the Palestinian people

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