Africa’s urban population is set to double within the next 25 years. Cities’ populations are growing while the urban landscape is sprawling and manufacturing markets are not keep up to the employment supply. But there is opportunity to learn.
Find out what ideas two sustainable economy experts have about the future South Africa of 2015 in an informative video.
Lagos, Nigeria’s social and cultural capital is bursting with energy. National Geographic has captured snippets of the city through the eyes of the people who call it home.
Design expert and avid cyclist Peter Murray recalls some of his favourite cycling experiences in London and considers strategies for improving cycling infrastructure in the city.
Lagos is the world’s fastest growing megacity, riding on a lucrative oil industry and expanding economy. But while skyscrapers furnish the business elite, millions in the city’s slums wonder if they will benefit.
In December 2014, Ecuador will introduce its very own digital currency. Backed 100% by government and regulated by the central bank, this digital currency – which is yet to be named – will be the first centralized national currency in the world to function digitally, and be accessed using a mobile device.
Maarten Hajer is the Director-General of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
Hajer feels that we need to get rid of the modernist paradigm and reinvent urbanism for the 21st century. “We don’t need smart cities, we need smart urbanism. That is truly the challenge that can make and determine the economy of the 21st century.”
‘This is a city haunted by the past, nostalgic for the future and unable to live in the present.’ This opening message demonstrates the polemic of Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ ‘second city’.
A preview tour of one of the latest additions to London’s skyline- the Leadenhall Building, more commonly known as ‘The Chessegrater’.