The 8th Planning Africa Conference focussed on the theme “The Making of Modern African Cities”.

Rapid urbanisation has accentuated the critical role of cities on the African continent as generators and drivers of wealth. However, this has been accompanied by jobless economic growth, increasing inequality and deepening poverty. Other global challenges impacting on Africa cities include climate change, the slow economic recovery, corruption, the rise in nationalism, shifts to the political right, anti-globalisation, anti-migration, war and strife.

Planning Africa 2018 was about grappling with the realities and teasing out the planning pathways generic to Africa and specific to a locality, and sharing ideas on how to realise “The Making of Modern Africa Cities”

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