Making Urbanization Work for Africa

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

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World Bank Group

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- Jan 25, 2021

Mohammad Nadir

- Dec 23, 2020
Very good!


- Dec 5, 2020


- Mar 27, 2020

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Dec 13, 2019
Making Urbanization Work for Africa

Andradiet I.J

- Dec 2, 2019
many lessons learnt can be used for the reference of the anticipation effort in order to make the urbanization of future Africa working well


- May 13, 2019
Urbanization Work


- Apr 20, 2019
Africa has a big growing challenge facing enormous population increase


- Mar 25, 2019
Sangat Menarik


- Jul 17, 2018
Great! Thanks!
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