New technologies require and enable new imaginaries for cities, but how can decentralised technologies in post-networked cities be introduced and sustainably governed?
Research based on the ‘Governing Infrastructure Interfaces’ project by LSE Cities in partnership with the EiABC at Addis Ababa University and the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town is published in, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space: 'Infrastructure governance in the post-networked city: State-led, high-tech sanitation in Addis Ababa’s condominium housing'.
The paper explores how Ethiopia’s mass-scale subsidized housing delivery programme has driven the rapid expansion of middle-income, mid-rise settlements on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, requiring the provision of infrastructure to newly developed areas. The authors use the concept of ‘infrastructure interfaces’ as an analytical device to identify and scrutinise the challenges to the current sanitisation system calling for the post-network city to go beyond simply denigrating or valorising alternative modes of service delivery.
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The article was first published online: August 3, 2021. Co-authored by Liza Rose Cirolia, African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Tesfaye Hailu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; Julia King, Nuno F. da Cruz and Jo Beall, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.