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In this article we portray and unpack the fabric of urban expansion in contemporary Luanda. In doing so, we examine interdependencies and complementarities between the organization of oil extraction off the coast of Angola, the emergence of particular modalities of modernist city planning for the expansion of its...
THE POLITICS OF URBAN ECOLOGY: Paul Duvigneaud and the Rise of Ecological Urbanism in Brussels during the 1970s
Today, design disciplines such as ecological urbanism aim at fusing natural and social sciences to restore the equilibrium between social and natural systems, and in extenso the urban and natural environment. But recent literature in urban political ecology and urban history has shown how this socioecological approach...
GEOGRAPHIES OF EXCLUSION: Reproducing Dispossession and Erasure within a Waste Picker Organization in Mumbai
A rich seam of waste scholarship already addresses the exclusion faced by informal waste workers as cities in the global South undergo spatial transformations to become ‘world class’. However, less attention has been paid to how state practices have reproduced inequalities within and across waste picker...
Detail from a photo of Neighbourhood Unit No. 1, a housing complex built in the 1960s
in Luanda and a precursor to the city blocks characteristic of the Angolan capital’s
recent oil-backed expansion (Arquivo Fernão L. Simões de Carvalho, available at
Detail from a drawing of the
metabolism of the Brussels urban ecosystem (Fonds Paul Duvigneaud, CIVA Collections,
Mounds of Mumbai’s waste, piled high in the Deonar dump site located in the
vicinity of Rafi que Nagar, tower above the repaired boundary wall (photo by Avinash,