The World Bank will help the City of Cape Town work on a development strategy for the Athlone Power Station site to create a mixed-use area.
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.
The Lagos State Governor has signed into law a bill amending the State’s Urban and Regional Planning and Development Law. The law has now opened the door for experienced personnel not just in the field of Town Planning but Project Management, Urban Renewal and Urban Development.
A visit to Mozambique’s capital can be an experience in luxury. Maputo’s newly-built international airport sells aftershaves for $230 and bottles of Dom Perignon for $320. But for the majority of the country’s citizens, Mozambique represents something very different. GDP and growth rates say little of the distribution of wealth and living conditions, and the country’s incredible riches exist alongside crippling poverty.