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Urban Africa. New strategies for the world’s fastest urbanizing continent
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This international conference will explore the current trajectory of African urbanization with insights from some of the most exciting voices in the field and...
This international conference will explore the current trajectory of African urbanization with insights from some of the most exciting voices in the field and serve as a platform to begin an open debate. Africa’s population and economic growth make it the world’s fastest urbanizing continent. While some might still associate Africa with rural development, the future of Africa is, in fact, very urban. This urbanization is a huge challenge in a continent stricken by poverty and corruption. Many migrants moving to the city end up in self-organized settlements without basic services. One alternative is being offered by developers and investors from countries like China and Korea, who have designed and built new towns in Africa that are modelled after Asian cities. But is this really a proper alternative? Does one size fit all? Or is it a model being copied without considering whether it’s appropriate for Africa?
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date
07-04-2015
time
9.30-17.00
location
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark
Rotterdam
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