Tag: African cities

Here’s why building new cities to meet Africa’s rapid urbanisation is a risky bet

By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia. If managed effectively, Africa’s cities will drive the continent’s economic growth, and thereby help reduce poverty.

Identifying the causes of building collapses can help make African cities safer, here’s how

Building collapses are a common, tragic occurrence in developing countries’ cities.