The New City project team presented updates to the Anam Rebirth Council on November 20th, 2010 at the Umueze-Anam town Civic Center. The presentation included updates on architectural and urban design development, as well as the implementation schedule for the next phase. Final recommendations for Anam City’s development will be published in the Master Plan and posted online on the project website. The Council members are excited about the recent progress and expressed their continued support, particularly in moving the project through all the necessary professional surveying and government approval processes to ensure implementation.
In addition, the Council reviewed the Anam Flood Media Package (video and print) prepared by the Chife Foundation. The Flood Media Package will be used to create awareness of the yearly hardship caused by the flooding in Anam for international communities as well as government and public officials. Following the review, Council Members voted to adopt language from the media package that defined the location of the Anam settlements within the context of a regional watershed, a forward-thinking approach that has important implications for regional planning and development with a focus on environmental stewardship.