Joyce Angnayeli Eledi Kuusaana M.Sc.
Dept. 15: Architecture
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- Stadt- und Regionalplanung
The Making of Urban Resilience: Critical Energy Infrastructure in Accra and Dar es Salaam (working title)
As in many African cities, the provision of critical infrastructure services in Accra (Ghana) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) has often been characterized by regular interruptions, breakdowns and failures of centralized networks. This research seeks to examine how various stakeholders improvise and develop creative responses in co-providing, supplementing, retrofitting and backing up unreliable power supply by centralized public systems. It seeks to create an understanding of the nature of vulnerability and the meaning of resilience in African cities while examining the role of urban and infrastructure planning and governance mechanisms in creating resilience in electricity service delivery.