Category Archives: Dar es Salaam

Video: Urban Agriculture in Dar es Salaam

We are pleased to feature a wonderful video written and produced by Tanya Hubbard, one of our recent SCI interns.  Filmed, directed and edited by Shaine Jones, this is a visual story that highlights the impact and importance of urban … Continue reading

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It’s a wrap! The SCI Network Africa Program comes to an end

Sustainable Cities wishes to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to the remarkable success of our SCI Network Africa Program! At the end of October 2012, our contract and funding provided by the Canadian International Development Agency … Continue reading

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The Growing-pains of Urban Waste and the Sustainable Solutions

By Apryl Shaw ~ ~ Disposal of increasing quantities of urban solid waste is a major challenge for municipal authorities. With over half of the world’s population living in cities, municipalities are challenged to manage the physical growth of their … Continue reading

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Food garden guidelines for schools available online

By Amanda Botes ~ ~ Imagine Durban with support from Sustainable Cities International has developed a short guideline manual to assist schools with establishing food gardens in Durban, South Africa. Success factors for starting and maintaining a school food garden … Continue reading

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Urban agriculture: Star attraction at World Habitat Day in Dar es Salaam

By Tanya Hubbard Urban agriculture significantly affects food security, income generation, and employment. Unfortunately many cities often overlook the important role of urban agriculture and some make agricultural activities illegal in urban areas. Dar es Salaam City Council (DCC) signaled … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture and Resilient Food Systems in Dar es Salaam

This week, Afton Halloran (SCI Affiliated Researcher) will be in Göttingen, Germany, presenting the results of her research on urban agriculture in Dar es Salaam. Afton’s work will be featured as part of the annual Conference on Tropical and Subtropical … Continue reading

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Building More Sustainable Cities: Urban recyclers – the need for proper storage and sorting space

By Steven Charters Despite working on the margins of many cities around the world, informal recyclers are playing important roles in urban waste disposal: collecting, sorting and returning discarded recyclables from city streets, parks, alleys and beachfronts. There may be … Continue reading

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