Our UI Visiting Research Associate Andy Lockhart with Aidan While, Simon Marvin + colleagues have published a new article “Making space for drones: The contested reregulation of airspace in Tanzania and Rwanda”. The open access article published online in the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
The article examines how African countries have become testbeds for new forms of drone infrastructure and regulation, driven by the overlapping interests of governments, drone operators, and international development agencies. In particular, they explore the factors that have led to the development of an advanced medical delivery network in Rwanda and contrast that with the closing down of airspace for drones in Tanzania. The paper makes a distinctive contribution to research on the ongoing constitution and enclosure of dronespace as a sphere of commercial and governmental activity.
To read the full article: https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/tran.12448