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What is livability by African standards? | World Bank and UN talk mobilization [FUTURE CITIES]

30 May

What makes the African city livable by African standards?   What are the two issues that you think define a livable city in an African context, panelist and delegates discuss:

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly, Country Director for Nigeria, World Bank 

  1. Transportation
  2. Power
Daouda Touré, Resident CoordinatorUnited Nations Nigeria
  1. Clean energy
  2. Availability of social infrastructure (health, training facilities)

Audience comment from Dr. Didas Massaburi, Mayor of Dar Es Salaam 

  1. Increased security
  2. Community involvement

Access to transport, power, security, and social infrastructures are lacking and can facilitate a mobilized economy in Africa – but who is responsible for this?

 

What will the African city of 2025 look like? FUTURE CITIES AFRICA SUMMIT STARTS [LIVE BLOG]

30 May


Mayors, urban planners and policymakers are gathered in Lagos today to discuss the future of Africa’s social, physical and economic environments at an Economist Conference, Future Cities.

The Chife Foundation is pleased to be attending the event and will be live blogging the sessions here at anamcity.wordpress.com, and tweeting @anamcity.

The Economist will be broadcasting via Twitter @EC_Cities using the hashtag #africacities.

Today’s speakers include:

  • Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola
  • Mayor of Harare, Muchadeyi Masunda
  • Chief Executive OfficerLagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Dayo Mobereola 
  • Architect, David Adjaye

Please see the full agenda for Future Cities on the Economist’s website here.