IUSD Lecture #1 Summer 2021 / Planning Theory & Southern Perspectives

The first IUSD Lecture in this summer term brings to you a lecture by Dr Wolfgang Scholz on Planning Theory and Southern Perspective: The Impact of (current and past) Travelling Models and Ideals from the North on Urban Development in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam.

The presentation analyses urban planning models and ideals deriving from the North and looks at their translation into the urban reality in Africa, both during colonial and post-colonial times. They guided and still guide the urban planning practice, professionals and urban planning education. Thus, these circulating models and ideals shape the cities on the ground. The same applies to planning processes supported by the influence of international organizations and other actors involved in the translation. The presentation discusses the consequences for the urban fabric in terms of fragmentation and segregation of space in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.

Urban Morphology of Dar es Salaam (Wolfgang Scholz)

Date and Time
Monday, 26 April 2021

Please join the lecture via Webex:
WebEx ID: 121 763 3119
WebEx Password: IUSD2021