FUTURE LAGOS | Interview with Kolade Akiyode: Inclusive urban management – A case for street traders’ survival
Urban designer and researcher Kolade Akiyode asserts the virtue of inclusive governance for street trading and the informal economy.
Lekki Phase 1’s Admiralty Way is fast becoming Lagos’s busiest high street. With over 120 stores, the road now offers more shops than the largest shopping centre in Lagos. Is this testament to the history of markets in Lagos or just a natural progression of a commercial haven?
In Cape Town, markets have grown in popularity in a very short time. From the days of the old car boot sale at Milnerton, to weekly food markets at municipal halls; we’ve now progressed to see a wide variety of different markets. But how can more markets bring Capetonians together as part of their everyday life, and is it something they wish to have?
Although the culture, spirit and preferences of each city and its habitants are very different, there may still be great value in sharing and implementing translatable ideas between two cities. London may not be able to compete with Cape Town’s weather and scenery, but we’ve narrowed down a list of five great aspects of London that could work just as well in the Mother City.