On February 20th, Jo Beall (British Council) and Sean Fox (University of Bristol) led a panel discussion on how conflict and population growth affect Africa’s urban spaces. The discussion also marked the launch of ‘Africa’s Urban Revolution’, a new publication from Zed Books, edited by Susan Parnell and Edgar Pieterse (both from the African Centre for Cities). Videos, photos and audio from the event can be found below. You can also read our summary of the event.
Event audio in full:
Ahead of the event we sat down with Susan Parnell, who co-edited the book, to talk about the state of Africa’s cities today. Sue reflected on the legacy of urban planning, highlighted the effects of global environmental changes on cities in Africa, and offered advice to donors. She compellingly tackled the anti-urban bias in development and considers Africa’s future as “opportunely urban”.
Full interview with Susan Parnell: