Community-led mapping and enumerations are powerful tools to return power and democracy into the hands of the urban poor. Marcus Tudehope sets out twelve reasons why you and the communities you work within should embark upon an enumeration of your own.
Global urban policy and quantitative research are converging on a single conclusion: that spatial planning of new urban expansion areas is one of the most important tasks to make urbanisation sustainable.
Another shack fire broke out in Cape Town last month, killing one woman and affecting 1,500 residents. Andrew Fleming reports on the City's response, residents' attitudes, and recent initiatives that may alleviate the problem.
Slum neighbourhoods are teeming with industry and commerce, yet the policy sphere still tends to treat them as residential spaces alone. What are the consequences of this misconception, and is it time to invoke a right to space, not just of housing?