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  • Beeckmans, L.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Kinshasa, the former Léopoldville, developed in less than one century from a few pre-colonial settlements into a metropolis of almost ten million people. In the city, the marketplace has always been at the centre of ...
  • Githua, B.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This paper draws on psychoanalytic concepts of incipient boundary formation to theorize the ambivalent nature of exclusionary socio-political practices in urban sub Saharan Africa, applying this to an analysis of the Mũngĩkĩ ...
  • Oosterwaal, A.; Limburg, R.; Tukker, E.; Mwinlanaah, Y.; Hidayah, S.; Angnayeli, E.J.; Woyome, A.M.; Azantilow, R.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This project is for the improvement of living conditions of the people of Ayigya, bu improving trading and services environment.
  • Vio, G.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The water of Venice protects the city, sets the boundaries, and connects the city to the sea. The same importance can be given to water in many urban cultures around Africa.
  • Jones, B.G.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This paper provides a critical examination of the current international urban agenda for African cities, with a particular focus on the Cities Alliance discourse of ‘Cities Without Slums’ and UN-Habitat’s ‘Slum Upgrading ...
  • Addo, Joe; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    African urban dwellers have come to terms with density in a way that is not collective; giving rise to separate communities which are worlds on their own. Their residents living in a time scale of neither old nor new; ...
  • Le Roux, H.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    In the inner city of Johannesburg, Ethiopian traders and their landlords have occupied and redefined empty modernist buildings, creating a rich and dense urban market area. The fabric of the existing buildings and open ...
  • van Kats, R.H.C.; Musa, A.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Cairo, a 20 million megapolis, is characterized by the absence of a logical urban design. For most people, chaos is the most characterizing element of the traffic situation in Cairo like Ramses Square, the busiest intersection ...
  • Simone, A.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Notions of the ‘central’ – as a dense core – have dominated the sense that urbanisation is replete with the possibilities of accessibility, concentration, efficiency, and productive power. The city was thought to culminate in ...
  • Olweney, M.R.O.; Olweney, C.L.M.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Architecture has among its goals, to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of society. It is therefore inevitable that ethical decisions are made in the process making architecture. The perceived value of the product, ...
  • Nawangwe, B.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The Kibuga was the capital of the Buganda Kingdom at the time the British declared a protectorate over this very well organised kingdom in 1900. The Kibuga comprised of the king’s palace at the centre of the settlement, ...
  • Gantner, G.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The history and resulting contemporary form of the Zambian capital of Lusaka presents a condition particularly relevant to urban designers and policy-makers. One of the few cities in the subregion to have grown almost ...
  • Osasona, C.O.; Ogunshakin, L.O.; Jiboye, D.A.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Every city has its own history which expresses an identity, a symbol and an image. The ancient city of Ile-Ife, in south-western Nigeria, presents several paradoxes. Till date, its significance vis-à-vis the totality of ...
  • Wolff, H.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Within the time allowed for this presentation I can hardly address a balanced range of issues dealing with the ‘Future Life of the African City Centre’. I will introduce four topics that have been close to my heart that ...
  • Baumeister, J.; Knebel, N.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    The current rapid urbanization in Africa is an unprecedented phenomenon in the history of mankind, as urban growth is no longer linked to economic growth. With this "urbanization in poverty" a new way of urban life evolves ...
  • African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
  • Andersen, Jørgen Eskemose; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    This research project aims to explore practices through which residents in informal settlements in Maputo, create their home-space and how these practices underpin urban development. At the centre of the research are ...
  • Moreira, P.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Anglo suffered from armed conflicts for four decades. During this period, the territory had been "forcibly urbanised." In fact, an estimated sixty percent of the population is now living in cities. These informal settlements ...
  • Muller, B.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Cities like Accra or Kinshasa, Kumasi or Kisangani, can – despite all large-scale transformations – still be characterized by the presence of small-scale appropriations of urban space. These ‘points’ / ’waypoints’ ...
  • Matos, M.C.; Ramos, T.B.; Costa, L.P.; African Perspectives Conference Proceedings; Bakker, Karel A. (Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria, 2010)
    Luis Silveira’s ‘Ensaio de Iconografia das Cidades Portuguesas do Ultramar’, published in the 50’s, is a fundamental source for the study of urban form in former Portuguese colonies. This is an often cited work and its ...