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FUTURE LAGOS | Lagos 2015

It is hard to describe what 2015 Lagos will feel and look like because of the upcoming elections both in Lagos state and across Nigeria. However, there are some elements that hint at next years priority areas.

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FUTURE LONDON | Jan Gehl & Richard Rogers talk liveable cities

London played host to two of the world’s best-recognised urban thinkers this week, as they considered the ins and outs of the ‘liveable city’.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Catching a Train in Lagos!

At present there is no train service that serves the masses in Lagos leaving road congested but the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) are introducing new services, new infrastructure that will cover Lagos and its suburbs.

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FUTURE LAGOS | The Lagos Tour: Roundabouts, Bridges, and Bottlenecks

‘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.

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FUTURE LONDON | In Defence of Public Space

Are we designing our living spaces to be become perfect private spaces, and how should we encourage people to move outdoors and share?

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FUTURE LAGOS | Eko Atlantic City (part 2): The journey to completion

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.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Gated communities lock cities into cycles of inequality

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.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Who owns the land in Lagos?

The Lagos State Government has put in place several policies and initiatives in response to the issues of land security, tenancy, ownership and legal residency. Who is benefitting and how is the impact affecting the residents of Lagos?

Thames Bath proposal by Studio Octopi. Source: Studio Octopi

FUTURE LONDON |World Cities Day: London’s best idea?

How to bring swimming back to the River Thames: a look at London’s pitch for World Cities Day.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Challenges and Opportunities in Lagos: Interview with Lookman Oshodi

Future Lagos met up with Lookman Oshodi, an urban planner living and working in Lagos, to ask him some questions about Lagos – challenges, opportunities and its future

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