March 11, 2017

Much of the way in which creativity has been seen is as a mechanical process, it has come to be dominated by management sciences and economics that view creativity only as a product. While creativity is now widely accepted as being good for city growth and


March 9, 2017

The Oxford Economics global cities 2030 study was released last year. It is the largest study of its kind forecasting the future population and economic growth of the worlds largest cities. It examines how urban landscapes will change by 2030. It lists the 750 largest...

March 4, 2017

Current global urbanisation is unique for a number of reasons. 

What took Europe centuries to achieve, Africa and Asia is doing this in less than 50 years. We measure urbanisation as the rate of people moving to cities. Here there is a difference between net migration a...

March 4, 2017

Hacking the city: unruly urbanisation

On the outskirts of Johannesburg, one hour from the centre of the city, 2000 people have erected glistening steel shacks on empty land. They have come from the rural areas. They are strangers. They have never met before, but they ha...

March 4, 2017

Ramon is behind the bar counter, his arms locked hands leaning against the edge of the old worn teak wooden counter. In front of him, his faithful companion Annie moves her slight frame back and forth serving drinks to customers. Annie is from Thailand, was from Thaila...

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