AFRICAN URBANISM explores West African cities’ development trajectories, highlighting both urban challenges and opportunities through visually exciting and intellectually engaging perspectives. As an offline initiative, AFRICAN URBANISM engages communities in targeted public space improvements (learn more). AFRICAN URBANISM aims to serve as a local-global platform that pushes for an intricate, nuanced understanding of West Africa’s spaces.

AFRICAN URBANISM is created by Victoria Okoye, an urban planner and urban development researcher based in Accra, Ghana.

AFRICAN URBANISM is always open to contributors in the areas of articles, photography, book reviews, audio and other creative content related to urban exploration. Write to us at to discuss.


+ Guardian Cities: Best City Blogs Around The World ; Victoria Okoye: Blogger of the Week

+ NextCity Magazine’s Informal City Dialogues: Accra, Ghana

+ IBM Smarter Cities Report: Accra, Ghana: Featured in: “Embracing the tro-tros”

+ Chale Wote Street Art Festival: Look who’s coming to Chale Wote 2014

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