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WATCH : Making Urbanism Work for Africa

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.

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Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

Investment in cities and urban networks

Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

Cities are already taking steps to encourage higher land use density and inner city redevelopment, under the authority of the new Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act. This will unlock significant further private sector development potential across […]

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Why inner city housing is possible : Calls to halt sale of prime city land in Cape Town | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

[ February 13, 2016; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Organisations in Cape Town call for government authorities to consider more inclusive and visionary uses for 4 well located, inner city land parcels.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Lagos in the News – September 2015

These are the current news headlines coming out of Lagos

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Turning the tide on urban decay

In early 2012, the City of Cape Town tasked the Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme (MURP) with resuscitating areas which had suffered under years of urban decay through efforts focused on improving safety and security, the quality of life and rectifying various socio-economic ills left behind in the wake of apartheid. We reflect on the opportunities and challenges of this massive task.

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Connection is key: lessons from the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit

Relationship building and citizen engagement are vital for ensuring the sustainable growth of African cities in the future. Urban Africa’s Ifeoma Ebo reports on the Africa Urban Infrastructure Summit held in Cape Town in April.

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Urban Age Conference: Day 1 Review

Day 1 of the Urban Age Electric City Conference is done and dusted. A roundup of highlights, key terms and take-away lessons…plus a look into why Boris and the PM dropped in.