Seminars & webinars
22 September, 2020

FEEM Webinar - Urban Sustainability in Africa: Circular and Resilient Cities


Where: online
Location:

GoToWebinar

Event's Timetable:

September 22nd - 15:00 CET

Information:

To participate please register here

Speaker:

Introduced by Marta Marini, FEEM and Polimi - Enrico Lippo, FEEM

Discussants: Alice Buoli, Polimi - Alessandro Frigerio, Polimi

Closing remarks: Eugenio Morello, Polimi

Abstract

This webinar is organized by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in collaboration with the I and II Level Specialising Master “Design for Development. Architecture, Urban Planning and Heritage in the Global South” Politecnico di Milano - DAStU/Poliedra.

In this webinar Catherine Kalisa (UN-Habitat) and Christian Benimana (MASS Design Group) will discuss the topic of urban sustainability and the concepts of urban circularity and resilience with reference to the development and planning of African cities.

The planet Earth is facing a climate emergency. Economic and population growth are the most relevant drivers of increases in CO2 emission from fossil fuel combustion. Notably, cities produce 50% of global waste and 60-80% of GHG emissions. Meanwhile, population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, the Sub-Saharan African region is projected to double the population by 2050. African cities are suffering a bold development most often without the benefit of policies or investments able to meet these challenges. This is the time to intervene in order to enhance administration and liveability of urban agglomerations. This meeting wants to quest if there is space for concepts as circularity and resilience in African cities. Those two concepts were born in Europe, but today lower and middle-income economies are more ‘circular’ and ‘resilient’ than their counterparts in high-income countries, and a shift towards a sustainable living might be more intuitive and immediate.

Insights
Download file
Download PDF file
Download the Agenda

FEEM Newsletter & Update

Subscribe to stay connected.

Your personal data will be processed by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. – data Controller – with the aim of emailing the FEEM newsletter & Update. The use of Your email address is necessary for the implementation of the newsletter service. You are invited to read the Privacy Policy in order to obtain additional information about the protection of Your rights.

Check this
page in italian
This Website uses technical cookies and cookie analytics, as well as “third party” profiling cookies.
If you close this banner or you decide to continue navigating on this Website, you express consent to the use of cookies. If you need additional information or you wish to express selective choices on the use of cookies, please refer to the   Cookie PolicyI agree