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Making Urbanism Work for Africa

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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Cape Town unveils 2032 transport plan

The new Integrated Public Transport Network Plan commits to providing improved access and quality to public transportation to all Capetonians by 2032.

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THE NEXT ECONOMY: International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects from Africa

The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam calls for projects under the theme THE NEXT ECONOMY. Edgar Pieterse elaborates why this theme provides a fantastic opportunity for African urban designers, architects, landscape architects, academics, artists, planners, cities, universities, companies and social organizations.

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Facebook reveals: Lagos leads global urban migration

Facebook data has revealed that Lagos has recorded the highest number of urban migration (movement/relocation of people from rural centres to urban cities) in the world

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Are cities the next big thing or just a fad?

[ February 19, 2014; 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Are cities being over discussed and just the latest fad? Join #CityTalk as we discuss whether the spotlight on cities will make way for another trendy topic in the future.

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Cities as the cure to disease and poverty

Can a city be an inherently more healthy place?

Health, by the World Health Organisation definition, is “not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, but “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”. Although often criticised, this definition is useful to broaden our perspectives and thinking on health – and urban planning.

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Imagine living in a future New York, Copenhagen or London

A film exploring future scenarios of city life in London, New York and Copenhagen. It looks at urbanization trends challenging cities around the world and solutions featured in the Crystal

Accra, Lusaka and Luanda, the capital cities of Ghana, Zambia and Angola respectively, have been identified as the Sub-Saharan African cities that have the highest potential for growth over the next five years, according to the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index.

African cities with high growth potential unveiled

ACCRA, Ghana’s booming capital, was identified as having the highest growth potential of any city on the continent, according to the MasterCard African cities growth index, launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

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and the City of the year is?

The world’s top 25 most innovative cities have been unveiled by the Urban Land Institute.

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The future of Gulf Cities

An expert hearing on regenerative urban development in the Gulf taking place in Dubai? Isn’t that a contradiction in itself? Well, 45 international participants from politics, practitioners, academia, business and civil society concluded after three days of intense discussion: there is no better place to discuss the future of Gulf cities than Dubai.