Type
Policy and Regulations
Author
Rahul Jobanpurta and Gail Jennings
Organization
HVT
Published in
2021
Submitted by
IRF
Related theme(s)
HIGH VOLUME TRANSPORT, Urban Mobility
Region
Africa (AFR)
Country
All Countries

Learning From COVID-19 Tactical Urbanism: Challenges and opportunities for 'infrastructure-lite' in sub-Saharan African cities

"Tactical urbanism" is a method for planning authorities or civil society to identify current needs in a city, and reallocate roads and other public spaces in a short-term, affordable, and scalable way to contribute to long-term change. This method was not favored by countries in Sub-Saharan Africa during the pandemic, who opted instead for an "infrastructure-lite" model of temporary infrastructure to facilitate walking and cycling as well as capacity-reducing requirements on road and rail based public transportation. This paper looks at why tactical urbanism was rarely considered, and why the infrastructure-lite approach may be less favorable in local contexts.

The report can be found on the High Volume Transport website by clicking on this link: https://transport-links.com/download/learning-from-covid-19-tactical-urbanism-challenges-and-opportunities-for-infrastructure-lite-in-sub-saharan-african-cities/