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Thursday, October 12 • 16:30 - 17:45
Panel: Making Cities Together in Africa's Exploding Metropolises: Lessons & Experiences

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How can placemaking help adress the most pressing problems of Africa's fast-growing cities?

In the 1950s, William H. Whyte described the unruly growth of the American city as the "exploding metropolis." As African cities like Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, and Capetown go through their own explosive transformations, they face serious challenges in developing into inclusive and prosperous environments. This panel, which brings together researchers and practitioners, aims to explore how these growing cities can develop an agenda for sustainability, equity and prosperity, beginning with the public realm through placemaking: making cities together.

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Bert Smolders

Consultant, Shelter Program Manager, UN-Habitat/ARCADIS Partnership

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Cecilia Andersson

Public Space Program, UN-Habitat
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Mark Ojal

Graduate Urban Designer, Placemakers
Mark is an urban enthusiast and an activist. His work spans the urban design practice spectrum - from policy and technical advisory to advocacy and grassroots activism. He works with Placemakers, a Dutch non-profit consultancy and design studio that promotes strong communities by... Read More →
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Simone Rots

Managing Director, International New Towns Institute

Thursday October 12, 2017 16:30 - 17:45 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Studio Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands