Workshops
23 September 2019 - 24 September 2019

FEEM & IUAV Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities towards a Sustainable Growth for Africa’s Cities


Where: Milan
Location:

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Corso Magenta 63

How to reach: Google map
Event's Timetable:
  • Day 1
    September 23th, 2019
    h. 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Day 2
    September 24th, 2019
    h. 9:00 a.m. - 14:00 p.m.
Information:

At the moment for the day 1 (September 23, 2019) the seats are sold out. For more information write to events@feem.it.
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On September 23th, 2019 (workshop day 1) at 6:00 p.m. it will be also possible to follow the event:

  • FEEM Lecture (visit this page)
    African Cities: Changes and Challenges
    delivered by George Owusu, University of Ghana
  • followed by the short-film projection
    Un enfant perdu (19’) directed by Abdou Khadir Ndiaye 2016
Speaker:

Download the workshop agenda below

Abstract

Highly urbanised countries in Africa have now escaped the low-income status to become middle-income. Consequently, urbanisation is often seen as a successful strategy to reach the economic development of African cities. Nevertheless, problems related to the negative environmental consequences of urbanisation (pollutants emissions, traffic congestion, waste management) and the insufficient capacity to provide adequate infrastructures and services become secondary with respect to the goal of economic development. These problems emerge strikingly in large cities, where they have become far too large and they impact the economic growth of the country. Indeed, rapid urbanisation leaves cities unable to provide services such as housing, security, infrastructure and jobs. In many countries, economic growth and the strong rural-urban migration has not benefited the poorest. Furthermore, climate change extreme events hamper development gains, and limited access to affordable and sustainable energy impedes productivity. FEEM gathers world experts to unravel the main challenges and opportunities for African cities towards a sustainable growth.

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