Dr Ilda M Lourenco Lindell


The demise of the informal city? Economic growth and street work in urban Africa
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2018

New winds of economic growth are blowing across Sub-Saharan Africa. This is creating new urban ambitions involving the reworking of African cities, their economies, politics and spaces. However, as urban informalization continues to expand in the face of ‘jobless growth’ there...

Urban riots: A comparative study of Stockholm and London
01/01/2016 - 01/01/2018

Urban societies are experiencing intensified social frictions which manifest themselves in recurrent urban riots. The failures of ´participatory´ planning, a loss of faith in available channels for participation and in civil society organizations may contribute to such violent...

Urban imaginaries and socio-economic exclusion
01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014
The project investigates the effects on marginal urban groups of certain urban visions and strategies that seek to change the image of African cities from one of chaos and decay to one of an orderly, prosperous and ‘world-class’ city. It further examines how affected ...


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