Urban Legal Guide for Sub-Saharan Africa
29 February 2016
In January 2016, Professor Ambreena Manji participated in an expert reference group guiding the writing of the Urban Legal Guide for Sub-Saharan Africa. At a meeting at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town experts commented on the guide which has been written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Professor Patrick McAuslan. The drafting of the guide has been supported by UN-Habitat.
The purpose of the guide is to assist those involved with the urban legal reform process, including government officials, political leaders and legislators to help them achieve better outcomes from urban law reform. It will empower citizens and civil society to participate in the urban legal reform process. The pressure of rapid urbanisation in the region are compounded by existing legal frameworks that are unsuited to the current context.
The guide emphasises the important role of urban law as a vital tool for implementing sustainable and equitable urban environments.
For more information on the Urban Legal Guide please contact Professor Manji