Southern Urbanisms


The Southern Urbanisms initiative brings together leading practitioners, policymakers and researchers from across the world,  particularly urbanists located in the Global South, to arrive at a more adequate understanding of urban governance, social cooperation and economic strategies visible in cities in Africa, Asia and the Americas. The initiative also examines how the Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped cities, giving rise to new coalitions related to housing and infrastructure, service provision and advocacy. Members of the initiative first met in July 2020 and gather on a recurring basis.

The initiative is part of the Columbia World Projects (Using Columbia Research to Improve Lives) research and engagement work on inclusive urbanism explores the conditions under which communities throughout cities achieve social, economic and political inclusion.


AbdouMaliq Simone