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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.

RESEARCH | SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen and researchers in the Urban Enclaving Futures project doing field work in the streets of Maputo on January 2019.

An urban research project takes on the SDGs

How do enclaves that arise as cities within a city, impact on urban planning and the creation of liveable and sustainable cities for all citizens? This is one of the central themes in the research project Urban Enclaving Futures.

RESEARCH | SOCIAL SCIENCES
Field work in Maputo at the opening of Urban Enclaving Futures Project, lead by Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen from University of Bergen (left in photo).

New perspectives on change in urban Africa

The cutting-edge Urban Enclaving Futures project used its first workshop to define how research can bring in social, cultural, spatial and further dimensions moving beyond classic economic understandings of urban development.

Interview with Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
Accra

Exploring Urban Enclaving Futures in Africa

The research project "Urban Enclaving Futures" seeks to explore enclaving in an African urban context. The project is led by Professor Bjørn Enge Bertelsen and kick-started on October 1st 2018.