urbanisation


A scene from Africa Day 2020 in Dakar, Senegal. Photo by: EIB

IN THE PRESS: EU sets out its stall in Africa

Edgar Pieterse

DAKAR, Senegal — The European Union’s top brass headed to Africa Thursday, aiming to cast relations between the two continents in terms of opportunity. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen took 19 commissioners and the bloc’s foreign affairs chief to meet the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At the same time in Dakar, […]

Launch of Tanzania’s Urbanisation Roadmap

Anton Cartwright

For Tanzania, rapidly growing cities could either become a national liability or the springboard towards global competitiveness, sustainability and middle-income status. Tanzania has both a growing economy and an urbanising population, but the two trends are not currently mutually reinforcing. (more…)

New book: Urban Planet

Susan Parnell

Urban Planet, a new open-access edited volume on sustainable urban development, is launched. The book is a collaborative project within Future Earth and emphasises the need for a new knowledge generation agenda, given the urgency of understanding the sustainability challenges and options for a rapidly urbanising planet. The urban future is a critical determinant of […]