UNAM Public Lecture Series

UNAM Public Lecture Series

No job, no income, and yet settlements grow - a research project in Hakahana, Havana 6 and 8ste Laan

29 Aug 2012 18:00
29 Aug 2012 20:00
Venue: 
Library Auditorium, University of Namibia, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Pioneerspark.

Presented by Ndeshi Namupala and Volker Winterfeldt (University of Namibia)

Managing urbanization: demographics of the capital city and registration of rights to municipal land for the urban poor

22 Aug 2012 18:00
22 Aug 2012 20:00
Venue: 
Library Auditorium, University of Namibia, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Pioneerspark.

Presented by Faniel Maanda and Brownie Mutrifa (City of Windhoek)

Migrants to cities and towns in Namibia: the dynamics of investing in urban versus rural areas

15 Aug 2012 18:00
15 Aug 2012 20:00
Venue: 
Library Auditorium, University of Namibia, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Pioneerspark.

Presented by Andrew Niikondo (Polytechnic of Namibia)

Housing Windhoek’s poor: a community perspective

8 Aug 2012 18:00
8 Aug 2012 20:00
Venue: 
Library Auditorium, University of Namibia, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Pioneerspark.

Presented by Edith Mbanga (Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia)

Housing the urban poor: the national picture

1 Aug 2012 18:00
1 Aug 2012 20:00
Venue: 
Library Auditorium, University of Namibia, Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue, Pioneerspark

Presented by Anna Muller (Namibia Housing Action Group)

The Scramble for the City – Urbanization in Namibia

Increasing numbers of rural dwellers move to town in search of employment. They are driven by the scarcity of rural resources, and attracted by urban life. Since 1991, Namibia’s urban population more than doubled. At present, 42% of the country’s 2.1 million live in urban areas.

Namibia’s cities face severe challenges. As informal settlements of the marginalized poor grow in number and size, affluent suburbs also expand. Cities grow apart, spatially and socially, reflecting intensifying social inequalities of post- independence Namibian society.

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