African Urbanism

26.01.2011 (18:30 - 20:00)


U8, Tower One
London School of Economics
Portugal Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: 0207 955 7390


Edgar Pieterse

Philipp Rode



Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world, and has become the focus of increasing attention from architects and planners, academics, development agencies and urban think-tanks.

Professor Edgar Pieterse argues for a new way of thinking about African cities to accompany this surge of interest and to replace traditional views of African cities as sites of absence and neglect. Rapid urbanisation along with impressive economic growth rates for much of the Continent represents an interesting moment to take stock of how academic discourses capture and animate African urbanism.

Edgar Pieterse is holder of the NRF South African Research Chair in Urban Policy. He directs the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.

Philipp Rode is executive director of LSE Cities.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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