Resources

The Africa-China Urban Initiative and its partner institutions have a number of resources available.

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Viewpoint: Africa must do more to profit from China

Publication date: Mon 27 Jan 2014
Document type: Article
China is an economic powerhouse with long-term ambitions in Africa. Like Brazil, Russia and India, it is here to stay. Asking whether China is good or bad for the continent is not only beside the...

China in Africa: five lessons from ODI

Publication date: Wed 22 Jan 2014
Document type: Article
Blog post on the Africa Research Institute blog about the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) panel debate: “Misconceptions, realities and unanswered questions: China’s engagement with Africa”. The...

Business practices and social relations of Chinese entrepreneurs in Luanda

Publication date: Fri 17 Jan 2014
Cheryl Mei-ting Schmitz is a PhD Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, currently conducting fieldwork in Luanda, Angola. Her dissertation research...

Will Ghana's Hope City join Africa's herd of white elephant projects?

Publication date: Mon 13 Jan 2014
Document type: Article
Multibillion-dollar tech city being built near Accra among 'urban fantasies' ill-designed for African market, warns professor

Will Ghana's Hope City join Africa's herd of white elephant projects?

Publication date: Mon 13 Jan 2014
Document type: Article
Hope City does not yet exist, except as shimmering images of giant beehive towers bathed in a golden light. But Ghana is pressing ahead to build this $10bn (£6.6bn) technology city outside the...

Africa's Urban Revolution

Publication date: Thu 9 Jan 2014
Document type: Book
The facts of Africa’s rapid urbanisation are startling. By 2030 African cities will have grown by more than 350 million people and over half the continent's population will be urban. Yet in the minds...

The Construction by Chinese Players of Roads and Housing in Nairobi

Publication date: Wed 1 Jan 2014
Document type: Research paper
As a result of China’s increasing presence in Africa, Chinese urban development projects are increasing in number in the continent’s cities. In Nairobi, Chinese development aid and state companies...

A New China-Africa Financial, Investment & Business Partnership: Lessons for the international aid, investment and trade architecture

Publication date: Sun 29 Dec 2013
Document type: Article
African investment, trade and aid from the West are usually compartmentalized. In particular, after sixty years and $1 trillion spent, Western aid has turned out to be Africa’s addiction rather than...

Engaging, transcending and subverting dichotomies: Discursive dynamics of Maputo's urban space

Publication date: Sat 21 Dec 2013
Document type: Research paper
Historically, while cities such as Mozambique’s capital Maputo have been analysed as divided into ‘formal ‘and ‘informal’ spaces, contemporary approaches tend to emphasise the heterogeneity and...

Averting a downward spiral: building resilience in informal urban settlements through adaptive governance

Publication date: Fri 20 Dec 2013
Document type: Article
Abstract: Leanne Seeliger & Ivan Turok (2013). Averting a downward spiral: building resilience in informal urban settlements through adaptive governance. Environment & Urbanization, Vol...

African urban fantasies: dreams or nightmares?

Publication date: Fri 6 Dec 2013
Document type: Article
Labelled as the “last frontier” for international property development, sub-Saharan Africa’s larger cities are currently being revisioned in the image of cities such as Dubai, Shanghai and Singapore...

GDP, house prices frame China's property policies

Publication date: Thu 28 Nov 2013
Document type: Article
China's future property policies must strike a tough balance between the decelerated growth of the Gross Domest Product (GDP) and the rise in home prices, noted economist Ba Shusong has said.

Access to social insurance in urban China: A comparative study of rural–urban and urban–urban migrants in Beijing

Publication date: Wed 27 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 243–252. Since 1958 the hukou (household registration) system has assigned. Chinese citizens either a rural or urban status. Some studies argue...

Functional transition of the rural settlement: Analysis of land-use differentiation in a transect of Beijing, China

Publication date: Wed 27 Nov 2013
Document type: Research paper
Habitat International, Volume 41, January 2014, Pages 262–271. Diversity, complexity and change have become the hallmarks of contemporary Chinese rural settlements. However, the literature so far has...

Chinese malls in Johannesburg: Towards a process of spatial and commercial hybridization

Publication date: Wed 27 Nov 2013
Abstract: South Africa embodies the most complex portrait of Chinese presence in Africa, both as a preferred destination for Chinese investment and also attracted rising numbers of independent...

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