Co-production as an Alternative Planning Approach in the Cities of the South: the Case of Kampala (Uganda)

Co-production as an Alternative Planning Approach in the Cities of the South: the Case of Kampala... Urban Forum https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-018-9334-7 Co-production as an Alternative Planning Approach in the Cities of the South: the Case of Kampala (Uganda) Gilbert Siame Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The rising critical voices on conventional settlement interventions and con- tinued reliance on imported planning ideas from the North in the cities of the South mean that planners and other urban development actors need to question their meth- odologies and approaches. The inherent tendency for conventional settlement interven- tions to ignore power complexities, social diversity and conspicuous conditions of poverty and deprivation in cities of the South further draws into question urban development interventions in Africa and the entire global South. Based on the case of Kampala (Uganda) co-production processes and engagements, the paper reveals tension points, networked and multiple community power bases that have strong and influential claims to urban space. The paper argues that a conscious combination of organised community resistance and collaboration could lead to reforms in the way actors and agencies understand and seek to improve living conditions in the cities of the South. The paper argues that planning and development intervention in these cities should be seen as both a collaborative and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Urban Forum Springer Journals

Co-production as an Alternative Planning Approach in the Cities of the South: the Case of Kampala (Uganda)

Urban Forum , Volume OnlineFirst – May 29, 2018
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Springer Netherlands
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
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Social Sciences; Human Geography; Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning; Population Economics; Political Science; Sociology, general
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1015-3802
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1874-6330
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10.1007/s12132-018-9334-7
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Urban Forum https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-018-9334-7 Co-production as an Alternative Planning Approach in the Cities of the South: the Case of Kampala (Uganda) Gilbert Siame Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The rising critical voices on conventional settlement interventions and con- tinued reliance on imported planning ideas from the North in the cities of the South mean that planners and other urban development actors need to question their meth- odologies and approaches. The inherent tendency for conventional settlement interven- tions to ignore power complexities, social diversity and conspicuous conditions of poverty and deprivation in cities of the South further draws into question urban development interventions in Africa and the entire global South. Based on the case of Kampala (Uganda) co-production processes and engagements, the paper reveals tension points, networked and multiple community power bases that have strong and influential claims to urban space. The paper argues that a conscious combination of organised community resistance and collaboration could lead to reforms in the way actors and agencies understand and seek to improve living conditions in the cities of the South. The paper argues that planning and development intervention in these cities should be seen as both a collaborative and

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Published: May 29, 2018

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