Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in ZimbabweVol. 2 No. 2 (2020)
This journal issue prompts that action be undertaken following the roadmap by addressing specific challenges with a compilation of articles on the water dilemmas faced in our cities. It offers solutions based on research and innovative thinking to address the multiple challenges faced by urban citizens, including topics on water-sensitive urban designs, safety and hygiene in the informal sector, implications of WASH on urban planning, wetland functions, environmental hygiene during COVID-19, and specialised methods to advance urban agriculture.
We hope that through these contributions, urban sector stakeholders can further explore the plethora of options to make cities better places for current and future generations.
Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in ZimbabweVol. 3 No. 1 (2021)
The purpose of the Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in Zimbabwe (JUSIRZ) is to provide a forum for urban solutions based on a systems approach and thinking as the bedrock of intervention.
Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in ZimbabweVol. 2 No. 1 (2020)
The purpose of the Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in Zimbabwe (JUSIRZ) is to provide a forum for urban solutions basing on systems approach and thinking as the bedrock of intervention
Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in ZimbabweVol. 1 No. 1& 2 (2019)
It is generally becoming increasingly and abundantly clear that the future of Zimbabwe like anywhere global, is urban. Rural business centres and growth points are clearly shaping into urban centres owing to growing urbanization. As such, as these ‘rural towns’ are joining the league of centres traditionally
deemed as urban, and defined as so by the Urban Councils Act (Chapter 29:15) the thinking and drive for search of solutions must definitely be urban. Urban centres are complex in terms of planning and management due to various phenomena and inputs that define their makeup and maintenance. On the environmental front, pollution abatement is a serious challenge so as the provision of potable water and amenable sanitation. On the social side, provision of services including health, education and recreation are better crafted at planning state. On the economic side, the challenge of the youth bulge hence, employment creation, poverty reduction and livelihoods enhancement come at the core. Besides, sprawling urban centres are not only difficulty to coordinate but also uneconomic to manage. Subdivision
and consolidations have to be carefully planned and managed. In certain circumstances, densification has to be considered as a principal good in addressing the challenge of sprawl. Urban systems are a constellation of social, economic, political, institutional and legal forces, usually all working simultaneously in a complex of reality. From time to time, solutions must be thought of and even incubated into innovations, in this case, for water supply, traffic management, building management, urban planning, civil engineering, to mention but a few. Missing locally is a journal that becomes a forum by both professional and academic contributors to discuss urban systems and innovations in Zimbabwe. As such the Journal of Urban Systems and Innovations for Resilience in Zimbabwe (JUSIR IZ) is hereby proposed.