11/06/2015

Making Urbanization Work for Africa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu4iWjon77M&cid=SURR_WBGCitiesEN_D_EXT
Africa's urban population is set to double within the next 25 years. As the region is still in the early stage of its urbanization process, it has a unique chance to avoid the mistakes made in other parts of the world and build sustainable cities from the outset.

In this video:

00:11 Story of Fatma and Peter, rural to urban migrants in Tanzania

01:34 Facts on urbanization in Africa and related factors (manufacturing, population sprawl, urban density and investments in infrastructure) 

04:51 Commercial and residential land use patterns: are jobs concentrated in cities?

06:08 How commuting options limit opportunities for jobs

06:53 Imagining African cities that work for a more sustainable future