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Andres, L., Denoon-Stevens, S. P., Bryson, J. R., Bakare, H. & Melgaço, L. (2022). Planning for Sustainable Urban Livelihoods in Africa. In: Fiona Nunan; Clare Barnes; Sukanya Krishnamurthy (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South: (pp. 335-344). Routledge
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2022 (English)In: The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South / [ed] Fiona Nunan; Clare Barnes; Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Routledge, 2022, p. 335-344Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores the role, success and failures of spatial planning in shaping African cities and its influence on livelihoods. To date, planning in Africa has largely failed to address the needs and livelihoods of the poor and struggled to address wider issues such as spatial and economic inclusion, health inequalities, future pandemics and climate change. Planning for sustainable livelihoods across Africa must consider the distinction between universal or more generic approaches to planning and the experience of particular places and people, specifically, accounting for the needs and practices of informal entrepreneurs. This chapter first explores how the legacy of colonial planning has impacted the segregation of spaces and hence of livelihoods, particularly those of the poorer communities. It then discusses the barriers faced by planning to address the informal nature of the livelihoods of lower-income communities. Finally, it sketches out the challenges that need to be overcome and how planning for sustainable livelihoods should thus be tackled in Africa in the future. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge International Handbooks, ISSN 2767-4886
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56777 (URN)10.4324/9781003014041-34 (DOI)2-s2.0-85142860676 (Scopus ID)9781003014041 (ISBN)9780367856359 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-19 Created: 2022-12-19 Last updated: 2024-04-11Bibliographically approved
Jones, P., Andres, L., Denoon-Stevens, S. & Melgaco Silva Marques, L. (2022). Planning out abjection?: The role of the planning profession in post-apartheid South Africa. Planning Theory, 21(1), 35-55, Article ID 14730952211012429.
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2022 (English)In: Planning Theory, ISSN 1473-0952, E-ISSN 1741-3052, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 35-55, article id 14730952211012429Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For Kristeva (1982) the abject not only caused visceral disgust but posed a threat to the established order of society. The abject is a product of particular times and places but limited attention has been given to understanding the process of transitioning away from abject status. We address this gap here through an examination of the planning profession in post-apartheid South Africa. The paper examines how the abject is fluid and resilient, evolving to fit a changing planning system and broader political economy where a discourse of abjection by race has been replaced by a focus on poverty.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
abjection, apartheid, Kristeva, planning profession, South Africa
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-43997 (URN)10.1177/14730952211012429 (DOI)000649350000001 ()
Available from: 2021-06-23 Created: 2021-06-23 Last updated: 2022-04-20Bibliographically approved
Denoon-Stevens, S. P., Andres, L., Jones, P., Melgaço, L., Massey, R. & Nel, V. (2022). Theory versus Practice in Planning Education: The View from South Africa. Planning practice + research, 37(4), 509-525
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2022 (English)In: Planning practice + research, ISSN 0269-7459, E-ISSN 1360-0583, Vol. 37, no 4, p. 509-525Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper reflects on the ongoing debate between theory and practice in planning, using the example of South Africa. Based on survey responses, it discusses how planning education in South Africa is perceived to prepare students for practice. While we acknowledge that the majority of respondents view their planning education positively, the results reveal challenges regarding the practical application of theory, especially in the case of land-use management. We then respond to calls for contextualised practices of knowing, emphasising the 'local' in planning education so that theory and practice can be combined across contexts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Planning education, planning theory, planning practice, South Africa
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17126 (URN)10.1080/02697459.2020.1735158 (DOI)000519876600001 ()2-s2.0-85081728108 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-04-28 Created: 2020-04-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Fonseca Alfaro, C. (2022). Understanding smart cities through a critical lens. In: Brears, Robert C. (Ed.), Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures: . Cham.: Palgrave Macmillan
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2022 (English)In: Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures / [ed] Brears, Robert C., Cham.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Urban studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58517 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-51812-7_344-1 (DOI)978-3-030-51812-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-03-02 Created: 2023-03-02 Last updated: 2023-10-25Bibliographically approved
Celik, Ö., Fonseca Alfaro, C., Kadıoğlu Polat, D. & Melgaco, L. (2021). Book Review. Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck and Eric Sheppard (eds.) 2020: Urban Studies Inside/Out: Theory, Method, Practice. London: Sage [Review]. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 45(2), 393-394
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review. Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck and Eric Sheppard (eds.) 2020: Urban Studies Inside/Out: Theory, Method, Practice. London: Sage
2021 (English)In: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, ISSN 0309-1317, E-ISSN 1468-2427, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 393-394Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2021
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40960 (URN)10.1111/1468-2427.13004 (DOI)000623664400001 ()
Available from: 2021-03-03 Created: 2021-03-03 Last updated: 2021-10-28Bibliographically approved
Andres, L., Bryson, J., Denoon Stevens, S., Bakare, H., Du Toit, K. & Melgaço, L. (2021). Calling for Responsible Inclusive Planning and Healthy Cities in Africa. Town planning review, 92(2), 195-201
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2021 (English)In: Town planning review, ISSN 0041-0020, E-ISSN 1478-341X, Vol. 92, no 2, p. 195-201Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liverpool University Press, 2021
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-18747 (URN)10.3828/tpr.2020.49 (DOI)000648428300008 ()
Available from: 2020-10-21 Created: 2020-10-21 Last updated: 2021-06-23Bibliographically approved
Melgaço, L. (2021). Challenging peripherality through access to the internet?: Socio-spatial practices of the connected rurban (ed.). Urban Research and Practice, 14(1), 73-93
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging peripherality through access to the internet?: Socio-spatial practices of the connected rurban
2021 (English)In: Urban Research and Practice, ISSN 1753-5069, E-ISSN 1753-5077, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 73-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates imbricated relationship between the socio-spatial organisation of marginalised rurban communities and the late appropriation of the internet in both Brazil and the UK. It focuses on the underlying forces that shape rurban communities’ everyday lives in the context of digital peripheralisation, understanding that, though embodied and imprinted in space, these are correlated to phenomena pertaining to different social levels – the global and the urban – as discussed by Henri Lefebvre. The study indicates a clear relation between socio-spatial-technological processes and the appropriation of internet, and suggests the need to consider those processes while discussing the so-called ‘digital divide’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2021
Keywords
Socio-spatial practices, urban–rural interactions, digital marginalisation, micropolitics
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-1615 (URN)10.1080/17535069.2019.1655091 (DOI)2-s2.0-85071052231 (Scopus ID)30022 (Local ID)30022 (Archive number)30022 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Andres, L., Bakare, H., Bryson, J., Khaemba, W., Melgaço, L. & Mwaniki, G. (2021). Planning, temporary urbanism and citizen-led alternative-substitute place-making in the Global South (ed.). Regional studies, 55(1), 29-39
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2021 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 29-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper argues that planning in the Global South needs to be embedded within a more complex and systemic framework based on understanding cities' functions and transformations, at both local and regional levels, whilst advocating for and incorporating informal and temporary dynamics. This is to differentiate between two competing processes: formal planning and citizen-led place-making, here considered as a form of reactive alternative-substitute place-making that occurs when there is no available alternative. The paper calls for a better integration of such impermanent, adaptable, temporary and alternative forms of place-making into the planning process for regional futures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2021
Keywords
urban systems, urban and regional planning, alternative-substitute place making, Africa, Global South
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-1560 (URN)10.1080/00343404.2019.1665645 (DOI)30373 (Local ID)30373 (Archive number)30373 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2022-03-11Bibliographically approved
Adams, D., Andres, L., Denoon Stevens, S. & Melgaco, L. (2020). Challenges, opportunities and legacies: experiencing the internationalising of UK planning curricula across space and time. Town planning review, 91(5), 515-534
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges, opportunities and legacies: experiencing the internationalising of UK planning curricula across space and time
2020 (English)In: Town planning review, ISSN 0041-0020, E-ISSN 1478-341X, Vol. 91, no 5, p. 515-534Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on interviews with selected UK planning academics and survey results from current planning practitioners, this article provides valuable and timely perspectives on how internationalisation is experienced by those within and beyond the immediate institutional context. Although internationally focused planning education helps planners tackle the manifold urban challenges in the global South, the article goes on to argue that relational approaches hold much promise for planners working in so-called developed countries, including the UK, to understand the diverse needs of different diasporic communities. Such knowledge is crucial to develop sustainable planning solutions in the face of uneven processes of urban development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Liverpool University Press, 2020
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-18749 (URN)10.3828/tpr.2020.29 (DOI)000600104800004 ()
Available from: 2020-10-21 Created: 2020-10-21 Last updated: 2021-01-12Bibliographically approved
Bakare, H., Stevens, S. D. & Melgaço, L. (2020). Informality and Temporary Urbanism as Defiance: Tales of the Everyday Life and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Lauren Andres; Amy Y. Zhang (Ed.), Transforming Cities Through Temporary Urbanism: A Comparative International Overview (pp. 61-72). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Informality and Temporary Urbanism as Defiance: Tales of the Everyday Life and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa
2020 (English)In: Transforming Cities Through Temporary Urbanism: A Comparative International Overview / [ed] Lauren Andres; Amy Y. Zhang, Springer, 2020, p. 61-72Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The role of informality in African citizens’ everyday survival reflects the strategies and attitudes of citizens towards state plans and policies. This chapter dissociates the discussion of temporary urbanism from its typical Global North perspective to explore how this concept plays out in a Southern context, namely Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). We look at the relationships between temporary urban settlements, citizens’ resilience to socio-economic deprivation, loss of trust in government, and resistance to neoliberal policies in such a context. The chapter begins with a historical account of informality in SSA in order to explain its socio-political construction in the present. We then explore how informality is addressed in its ‘temporariness’ as a state strategy to evade the realities of African cities or to avoid providing adequate housing. The overall argument of this chapter is that there is a need for attitudinal change in the political disposition to informality, which could help to recognise the value and permanence of informality in SSA.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
The Urban Book Series, ISSN 2365-757X, E-ISSN 2365-7588
Keywords
Informality, Urban planning, Temporary urbanism, Resilience, Sub-Saharan Africa
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56798 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-61753-0_5 (DOI)2-s2.0-85098004637 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-61752-3 (ISBN)978-3-030-61753-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-19 Created: 2022-12-19 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
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