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Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 08:56
The newly published third report on The State of African Cities  shows how informal development is a key force in the continent’s urbanisation, yet also poses major dilemmas. The report’s sub-title “Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions” suggests both the need to come up with new answers, but also the elusiveness of solutions. Anybody interested in Africa, sustainable development or planning... Read more
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 - 09:15
Much has been said about the impact of rapid urbanization, particularly in Asia, where urban growth has exploded in recent years. The United Nations (UN), in fact, estimates that Asia’s urban population will reach more than 2 billion by 2020. The population increase and growing dynamism have largely been beneficial, as Asian cities became the main drivers of economic growth, and contributed to... Read more
Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 - 14:32
The predicted doubling of Africa´s population in the next 25 years will further increase the enormous challenges already faced by African cities according to a new UN-Habitat report. The new report published today by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) states that the total African population is set to nearly double to almost to two billion over the next 25 years. If... Read more

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