Robert van Kats and Remco Rolvink discuss solutions for a leading African city, globalisation of architecture and the stories told by Lagos architecture.
Robert van Kats and Remco Rolvink discuss solutions for a leading African city, how water plays a significant role and the privatisation of water in Lagos.
Robert van Kats and Remco Rolvink discuss solutions for a leading African city and how the DASUDA are starting to take action.
The tallest, newest, largest and fastest developments in Africa in 2015. Here are some to keep an eye on.
”New Cities” are an African urban phenomenon that are appearing across the continent. However their social impact is unclear. The developments fail to foster a commitment to urban equality and citizenship.
Eko Atlantic City, the 10 million square meters city being built on reclaimed land is an engineering feat. It is expected that the first residents will move in by the end of this year. The progress is incredible but how will this extension of Lagos impact the city socially, economically and environmentally?
The New Cities Summit kicks off in Dallas today and our Director, Rashiq Fataar, sits down with the co-founder of Sanergy, David Auerbach, to discuss solutions to sanitation challenges in Africa.
In Nairobi, 75% of the population lives on 5% of the land – these are the informal settlements, which lack basic services and security. Read how Sanergy is addressing these important issues in Africa.
Satellite cities, ecovillages, and ‘lifestyle estates’ are examples of African urban experiments. The effects of these African city Utopias needs to be considered and questioned.
What future can be hoped and planned for in the liminal flux of uncertainty, change and displacement? There is no future. There is only survival and adaptation, playing it by fear. But new visions of African urban futures, driven by local political elites and the dazzling CGI of large international planning, design and property development firms, are quickly emerging.