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Making Urbanization Work for Africa

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Published on Sep 10, 2015

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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