1st Edition

The Anatomy of Inclusive Cities Insight into Migrants in Selected Capital Cities of Southern Africa

    226 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Creating cities inclusive of immigrants in Southern Africa is both a balancing act and a protracted process that requires positive attitudes informed by accommodative institutional frameworks.

    This book revolves around two key contemporary issues that cities around the globe are trying to achieve – viz. the need to build inclusive cities and the need to accommodate immigrants. The search for building inclusive cities is an on-going challenge which most cities are grappling with. This challenge is complicated by the need to include immigrants who are always side-lined by policies of host countries. This book discusses the host–immigrant interface by providing a detailed insight of anchors of inclusive cities and a holistic picture of who immigrants are. These are then discussed contextually within the Southern African region, where insight into selected cities is provided to some depth using empirical evidence.

    The discussion on inclusive cities and immigrants is a universal narrative targeting practitioners and students in town and regional planning, urban studies, urban politics, migration and international relations. The Southern African region once more provides an opportunity to further interrogate and understand the dynamics of immigration in selected cities. This book will also be of interest to policy makers dealing with challenges of inclusivity in the light of immigrants.

    Chapter 1: Setting the Agenda for Inclusive Cities.

    Chapter 2: Methodology

    Chapter 3: Immigrants and the City – A Conceptual Framework

    Chapter 4: The Southern African Region in a Historical Perspective.

    Chapter 5: Unpacking Migrant Laws in Gaborone - ‘The Gem of Africa’

    Chapter 6: Malawi – A Retreat into Lilongwe the ‘City Centre’

    Chapter 7: Maputo – The Lush Capital of Mozambique.

    Chapter 8: eGoli – Beyond the Splendour of Johannesburg through the Eyes of Migrants.

    Chapter 9: Lusaka – A Retreat into Zambia.

    Chapter 10: Harare - In the Shadows of the Sunshine City of Zimbabwe.

    Chapter 11: Inclusion of Foreign Nationals Migrants in South African Cities – An Aside

    Chapter 12: Reflections on Immigration Policies and Inclusivity in Southern African Cities.

    Chapter 13: The Epilogue


    Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha-Chipungu is Professor of Town and Regional Planning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also a SARChI chair for inclusive cities supported by the National Research Foundation and South Africa City Networks. As a practitioner, she is a member of the National Planning Commission appointed by the President of the Republic of South Africa. Professor Magidimisha-Chipungu is the Academic Leader in the Planning and Housing Discipline at the University of Kwazulu-Natal and a board member of the South Africa Council of Planners.

    Lovemore Chipungu holds a PhD in Town and Regional Planning, a master’s degree in Rural and Urban Planning as well as a bachelor of science degree (honours) in Rural and Urban Planning. He is an active member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners as well as a Corporate Member of the South African Planning Institute. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books, and his areas of interest are in housing policy, land-use planning and urban design.