The urban question in Namibia remains a neglected field of inquiry. Much of the research in Namibia focuses on agricultural, “natural”, and other processes taking place is less-inhabited places. The perception that most of the country is “nature” is also a mental conception produced through the legacies of colonisation and apartheid. Today, however, most of those living in Namibia find themselves living in one of the 57 proclaimed urban areas; and projections indicate this will raise up to 70% in the coming three decades.
The aim is to support knowledge and capacity development activities to support inclusive and sustainable urban development in partnership with stakeholders locally and abroad.
The grant is based at the Integrated Land Management Institute to facilitate cross-university engagement around matters of sustainable and inclusive urban development. It runs from June 2021 until March 2023, and entails four activities:
(1) the Development of Curriculum on Informal Settlement Upgrading,
(2) the Implementation of the urban design workshops,
In this article in The Namibian newspaper on Friday, June 29th, 2018, the authors present the latest urbanisation prospects for Namibia and argue for the need to imagine an urban future.
Read article with references here: http://ilmi.nust.na/sites/default/files/20180629-Namibias-urban-revoluti...