Zimbabwe: Clear Policy on Urban Agriculture Vital

February 19, 2008,AEDT

Harare City Council must have a clear-cut policy on urban agriculture that takes into consideration the need to conserve the environment and the contribution of urban farming towards household food security. Haphazard urban farming has negatively impacted on the environment and, in some instances, affected protected conservancies, forests and wetlands. | Read More

Group Five sees urban risks

February 19, 2008,AEDT

Pretoria – Group Five believes housing and property developments on the edge of urban areas could be at risk because of a lack of power, but the listed construction and engineering group thinks Eskom’s capacity problems have been exaggerated. Group Five chief executive Mike Upton said yesterday that Eskom’s capacity | Read More

Cameroon: Douala Urban Council Enters Urban Transport

February 19, 2008,AEDT

For the first time in the history of the Douala Urban Council, the council has entered urban transport business. The council has bought 38 percent of the shares of ‘Sociéte Camerounaise de Transport Urbain’, SOCATUR, which is the lone authorised urban bus service in Douala. SOCATUR, it would be recalled, | Read More

High density plan for Midrand

February 16, 2008,AEDT

GAUTRAIN station precinct, complete with a housing development similar to Cosmo City, is to be developed in Midrand. Located parallel to the K11 road and close to Grand Central Airport, the precinct will comprise of a rapid rail station and a high-density development made up of a range of housing | Read More

Kenya is the latest victim of poorly managed urban migration

January 7, 2008,AEDT

The recent violence in Kenya is part of an increasingly chronic condition in a world that is cramming — without effective urban investment, planning and management — into its cities. From Nairobi to Paris, Guangzhou to La Paz, riots and political upheaval have been fuelled by a failure to manage | Read More

Urban Agriculture thrives in Zimbabwe

January 2, 2008,AEDT

RESIDENTS in and around Harare have capitalised on the incessant rains currently being experienced to plant maize and other crops for subsistence as more families get involved in urban agriculture. A survey around the city, mostly in high-density suburbs, showed that urban agriculture was thriving as most residents took up | Read More

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