Just and People-Centered Urbanisation

Almost half of Tanzania’s population (49 percent; UN-DESA 2018) will reside in cities by 2040. Despite this fast urban population growth rate, urbanization in Tanzania happens unplanned which reproduces and aggravates inequality. This is evidenced by the lack of access to affordable services, such as housing and mobility. The urban space is typically seen as largely informal, but the informal and formal are closely interconnected.

Since 2020, FES brings together a broad urban policy alliance under the umbrella of the ‘Just City Platform’ (JCP) – that comes forward with progressive proposals for the gender and socially just provision of public goods and services, for example, housing. This is done, so that urbanization, characterized by informality and low economic growth, can be shaped in a more far-sighted and inclusive direction. Increasing citizen participation in urban planning and building alliances – where those who have knowledge about challenges and who are directly impacted, are linked with NGOs, professionals and academia, local government authorities and community leaders ­– will transform urban development towards sustainable, context sensitive solutions for the supply of public services and goods and urban infrastructure.

Events

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FES, in collaboration with the Just City Platform’s Housing Working Group and Ardhi University (ARU), hosted a hackathon to empower young people to…


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Tuesday, 08.08.2023 - Tuesday, 05.09.2023 | Event

Are you passionate about creating just cities and improving living conditions for all Tanzanians? Do you have innovative ideas and problem-solving…


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Saturday, 17.06.2023 - Sunday, 18.06.2023 - Dodoma, Tanzania | Publication, Event

To build awareness of members of the Governance, Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee about upcoming amendments to increase the political…


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Latest Publications

Saturday, 17.06.2023 - Sunday, 18.06.2023 - Dodoma, Tanzania | Publication, Event

To build awareness of members of the Governance, Constitution and Legal Affairs Committee about upcoming amendments to increase the political…


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To support the renewal of an affordable housing agenda with progressive housing policies in Tanzania, the Just City Platform (JCP) co-edited the…


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This is a collection of articles authored by the Just City Platform (JCP) Tanzania Housing Working Group. The publication presents the history and…


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+255 (0) 22 2668786

info.tanzania(at)fes.de

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