”New Cities” are an African urban phenomenon that are appearing across the continent. However their social impact is unclear. The developments fail to foster a commitment to urban equality and citizenship.
‘The Lagos Tour’ is a monthly feature from Future Lagos that explores the city using photography and this month we have looked at mobility between Lekki Peninsula and other parts of Lagos.
Are we designing our living spaces to be become perfect private spaces, and how should we encourage people to move outdoors and share?
This Uneven Growth workshop explores the challenges and proposes solutions to the rapid growth underway in Lagos. The workshop forms part of a MoMA series of six interdisciplinary teams presenting growing megacities around the world.
Voices of the City is a weekly feature that spotlights the everyday lives of our citizens, living and working in the city. This week we hear from Biénne Huisman, a senior journalist at City Press.
Eko Atlantic City, a man-made extension of Lagos, is taking shape and as it does so Future Lagos analyses the present and future economic, social and environmental impact on the rest of the city.
16 finalists have been shortlisted in the R1 million public art competition launched by the Western Cape Government earlier this year, the chosen installation will be built on the newly established plaza, corner of Dorp and Long streets, within the WCG precinct.
“Protect the best of the past; strive for quality today; plan properly for the future”: how the recently relaunched London Society hopes to engage Londoners with their city.
Séverine Deneuvlin and Roy Maconachie look at gated communities in the context of Buenos Aires. They show that gated communities in the Argentine capital reflect crime fears in a nation where 86% reported feelings of insecurity.
Christy Zinn unpacks Cape Town’s controversial housing legacy and the current situation. Zinn points to the priority given private investors in central suburbs. She argues that the urban poor have been relegated to the outskirts of the city through apartheid spatial planning.