Wiping away Conventional Urban Management

Edgar Pieterse

Half of the population is 19 years old or younger.The inability to generate sufficient wage-earning jobs means that most households in Africa will be unable to afford living in a formal house, pay taxes or contest the “rules of the game” when it comes to formal politics…

How do we begin to think about a context where this is the norm. This wipes away all of the starting points of the conventional ways in which we think about urban planning, urban governance, urban management.