Cityscapes 3: The Smart City? (Africa Centre for Cities, Summer 2013)
Featuring interviews with Lagos governor Babatunde Fashola and novelist Imraan Coovadia, the third issue
has as its thematic focus on the “smart city”. This fuzzily defined
term speaks to the increasing use of networked information and
communications technologies in ordering of large-scale urban phenomenon.
Also included in this issue: an intimate account of living in the
Nairobi slum of Kibera; a description of Sao Paulo’s oppositional
graffiti cultures; a fond appraisal of the career of legendary Indian
filmmaker Satyajit Ray and much more.