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 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.
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
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.
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.
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, 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.
The world’s top 25 most innovative cities have been unveiled by the Urban Land Institute.
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.
London’s new landmark, The Crystal, is unveiled in spectacular fashion.