African Cities, Development, and Climate Change


The displacement of sizeable urban populations as a consequence of climate change renders African cities sites of two contending conditions: the one is a prevailing sense of crisis; the other, in the form of a response, is to attend to the prevailing conditions of crisis. African cities are poised to mobilize not only extant forms of cultural ingenuity, but technological ingenuity too. Students will explore African city life from megalopolises like Cairo to threatened UNESCO world heritage sites like Saint-Louis, Senegal. The course reimagines terms such as “development,” “employment,” “infrastructure,” “sustainability,” and “citizenship.” Instructor: Makhulu
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 397S
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring