Grappling with the legacy of apartheid design

Johannesburg is a modern global city, the second largest in Africa, its metropolitan area home to nearly 8 million people. Yet the legacy of apartheid has left it a city of spatial segregation — a city of walls, of racially divided townships and populations pushed to the peripheries.

Last summer, nine Master of Urban Design students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts traveled to Johannesburg and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as part of the 2015 Global Urbanism Studio. Led by John Hoal, PhD, professor and chair of urban design, and lecturer Matthew Bernstine, the immersive 13-week studio explored commonalities among, and differences between, some of the world’s most important urban centers.

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