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This blog documents the third walk and mapping activity carried out as part of the ongoing “Walking the Un-Walkable” project series.
This blog documents the second walk and mapping activity carried out as part of the ongoing “Walking the Un-Walkable” project series.
Youths are not future leaders; they are leaders of the present!
One afternoon in 2021 in D.C., we made fun of a friend who couldn’t cross a street properly. My friend who grew up in a sub-Saharan city said she was
As a part of our Walls blog series, we look at the issue of migration in Africa and how charter cities can be a solution while helping to spur economic development across the continent.
Urban Researcher Heba Elhanafy recently released the publication Cairo Road: Urbanism and Architecture. In this blog she explores why Cairo Road, one of the oldest streets in Lusaka, interested her and the journey behind the project.
The African Union has big plans to transform Africa, but the AU has ignored big politics in its vision for 2063.
The US experienced a railway mania in the 1850s and 1860s. In 2022 there is a new railway mania, this time in Africa. Will this contemporary mania be marked more by ‘wisdom’ or ‘foolishness’?
A railway journey to new colonialism in Africa? Not if the African Union (AU) can help it. The AU has a big, bold vision for African railways.
Financial problems and bankruptcy of African railways should be expected, but we must hope that the vision of the African Union, patience and financial backing are sufficient to keep building railways. It’s the long-term wealth created by urbanization, industrialization and export-led growth that will create wealth to pay for railways.
The NXT50 Cities Coalition is a global initiative that supports the development of thriving new cities in Africa. NXT50 convenes and mobilizes key stakeholders who are dedicated to harnessing Africa’s rapid urbanization for human prosperity.
The Lab is a multidisciplinary research rub that generates new research and facilitates knowledge exchange on urban issues in Lusaka. This initiative aims to help bridge the gap between urban scholars, communities, and policymakers.
You won’t want to miss the first-ever Africa’s New Cities Summit!