This is a series of video podcasts that address the main key themes in building more inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities in Africa. The themes addressed are various and include the place of secondary cities, economic models for more sustainable and resilient cities, the place of education and cultural identities, the role of technology and innovation, etc. The format is a short video published each month.
What if the sustainable city was of African inspiration?
This podcast makes an analysis of the concept of sustainable city in the African context starting from a historical retrospective. Then it analyzes the essence of African sustainable practices through the axes of sustainable development: the economy, the social, the environment, and the culture. Finally, it ends with a questioning of the sustainability model of the African city of the 21st century by presenting some approaches to explore.
Urban Mobility in Africa
Addis Ababa, there are more than 4 million trips per day, including those made on foot. In the megacity of Kinshasa, with its vast agglomeration of more than 17 million inhabitants, more than 5.5 million trips per day are made. Today, nearly one African out of two lives in a city, and that is as many people who must travel every day. In this environment, mobility will have to deal with major construction sites, low road density and increasing distances to travel. So how can Africa succeed in ensuring sustainable mobility for its cities and metropolises? This is what we will try to understand through this podcast.