Understanding African New Towns: An Urban Planning Perspective

Understanding African New Towns: An Urban Planning Perspective

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Understanding African New Towns: An Urban Planning Perspective

Understanding African New Towns: An Urban Planning Perspective

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An animated film on the ideas and challenges of current African New Town planning paradigm. This film is based on the research by Rachel Keeton as a part of her thesis for Phd in Urbanism. Special thanks to TU Delft Global Initiative for support.

Credits:
Animation and illustration design: Krithika Samavedula | [email protected]
Reseach, Script and narration: @Rachel Keeton | [email protected]
Made possible by Delft Global Initiative
With thanks to the International New Town Institute

Book: To Build a city in Africa, Keeton, R. & Proovost, M.

Music: Art of silence by uniq

Music provided by https://www.plugnplaymusic.net

References:
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Bah E.M., Faye I., Geh Z.F. (2018) The Housing Sector in Africa: Setting the Scene. In: Housing Market Dynamics in Africa. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59792-2_1

Chuhan, K. “The empire of Benin and its cultural heritage”. Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery. Online: http://revealinghistories.org.uk/colonialism-and-the-expansion-of-empires/articles/the-empire-of-benin-and-its-cultural-heritage.html

Holsinger, B. “Sin City: thievery, prostitution and murder in medieval London”. HistoryExtra. Online: https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/sin-city-thievery-prostitution-and-murder-in-medieval-london/
Human Rights Watch. 2011. Angola: Stop Forced Evictions, August 25. Accessed July 12, 2017. https://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/25/angola-stop-forced-evictions.
Human Rights Watch. 2013. Angola: Scores Detained, Convicted After Forced Evictions, February 26. Accessed July 12, 2017. https://www.hrw.org/news/2013/02/26/angola-scores-detained-convicted-after-forced-evictions.
Keeton, R. & Nijhuis, S. (2019) Spatial challenges in contemporary African New Towns and potentials for alternative planning strategies, International Planning Studies, 24:3-4, 218-234, DOI: 10.1080/13563475.2019.1660625

Keeton, R. & Proovost, M. (2019) To Build a City in Africa: A history and a manual. Rotterdam: nai010 Publishers.

UN-Habitat (2010) The Challenge of Slums: Global Report of Human Settlements, updated version. Nairobi: UN-Habitat.

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