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The project "Enclaving: Patterns of global futures in three African cities" (UrbanEnclavingFutures) explores and maps the unequal distribution of urban resources in separated spaces across cities. In exploring enclaving more broadly, we recognize that social actors co-produce and engage urban spaces.

Based on research in and on Accra, Johannesburg and Maputo we analyze enclaving as a globally emerging cultural orientation, which creates new social forms. By comparing enclaving in these cities, the project contributes to finding solutions for two key challenges of African urban development, namely housing and inequality.

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Agbogbloshie, Accra

Urban Enclaving delves into Accra’s urban spaces

The interdisciplinary research project Urban Enclaving Futures explored during its second workshop how enclaving is found in various forms around Accra’s urban spaces – from population dense informal settlements, to grand but empty gated cities, to the green and quiet University campus.

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Presentation by Dr Austin D. Ablo

Joint public lecture at the University of Ghana

The Department of Geography at the University of Ghana and the Urban Enclaving Futures project arranged in February 2020 a successful public lecture at the Department of Geography and Resource Development.

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The famous Shanghai skyline seen from behind.

Urban Enclaving: Grant enables comparative research project in China

The research project “Urban Enclaving Futures” has received a new grant to establish a comparative research component in China.

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Surveillance

Citizenship and economic enclaves

Can security practices of economic enclaves transform citizen-subject relations?

Research | Sustainable Development Goals
Maputo

The dark side of resilience

What kind of subjectivities are produced by the urban order? How are they resisted and contested? These were some of the central questions in the presentations held by Prof. Bjørn Enge Bertelsen in September.