Decolonizing The African City (Podcast)

Legacies and Challenges

In this episode of the History Watch Podcast series, Dr. Vanessa Watson is in conversation with Dr. Audra Diptee about the legacies of colonial urban planning on present day Africa. The conversation touches on several topics including: race and colonial urban planning, the legacies of colonial urban planning, and the challenges that are peculiar to African urban development.

About Dr. Watson: Vanessa Watson is professor of city planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Her research over the last thirty years has focussed on urban planning in the global South and the effects of inappropriate planning practices and theories especially in Africa.

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