Africa is going through economic and demographic booms and cities are at the heart of it. This boom is forcing cities to deal with stark social and environmental challenges including urban sprawl, infrastructure deficits, informal settlements and climate change.
Future Cities Africa is an initiative launched by Cities Alliance and UK’s Department for International Development to help African cities achieve inclusive economic growth, manage demographic changes, and address environmental risks.
Arup’s Future Proofing City studies capture our work in nine cities in four African countries – Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda. Using innovative tools to analyse the institutional and physical capacity, and environmental risks in each city, we aim to help cities better understand the specific challenges and opportunities they are facing. Our hope is that these city studies will in part help local municipalities, national administrations and international organisations realise the potential of these cities as inclusive centres of economic growth and job creation.
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