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,
The Peri-Urban Resilient Ecosystems (PURE) is a research project which addresses the challenge of representative climate resilient urban strategies in dryland Windhoek, Namibia, as a means to enhance future health, wellbeing and economic development. The project aims to apply an innovative values-based scenario tool to develop urban policy informed by multiple stakeholder value systems (e.g. municipal authorities, urban planners, marginalised and informal communities).
Partnership with the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Working Group on Land Reform (WGLR), with support from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018; 9h00-12h30
This third event of ‘The New Land Question’ programme focused on the urban land question from the civil society perspective.