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Category list : Africa

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    Lagos: A Model for the 21st Century CitySubscription

    Thinkpiece18 June, 2014

    From Lagos to Medellín, the generative energy of dense cities could drive the development of their fragile parent states, reports Seth Kaplan

  • Jon Snow

    Out of the Ashes: A Blueprint for RecoverySubscription

    Thinkpiece17 June, 2014

    In the charged contexts that follow major atrocity and disaster, architecture is key to finding a means of recovery and redemption, writes Jon Snow

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    Rwanda Nouveau: Remodelling a NationSubscription

    Thinkpiece29 May, 2014

    Twenty years since the devastating genocide, Rwanda is a transformed nation. Killian Doherty reports on the capital’s attempt to remodel itself as the Singapore of Africa

  • Joburg

    South African promising developmentsSubscription

    Thinkpiece10 April, 2014

    South Africa’s new developments offer promising ‘places of light’ and aim to transform Johannesburg into a true melting-pot city

  • Freetown Index

    View from Freetown, Sierra Leone Subscription

    Thinkpiece5 April, 2014

    Political impotence and uninhibited economic inequalities stifle the vibrant cultural legacy traceable in Freetown’s urban grain, reveals Killian Doherty

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    Water World: Is the Future Floating?Subscription

    Thinkpiece21 March, 2014

    In the face of dramatic changes in climate and increasing social inequality, could life on the water come to define urban planning?

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    Interview with Photographer Iwan BaanSubscription

    Thinkpiece14 March, 2014

    ‘For me it’s very important to look at a full spectrum, from working with people like Zaha Hadid or Rem Koolhaas or Herzog & de Meuron, to how people build for themselves out of pure necessity’

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    Orkidstudio's School in ZambiaSubscription

    Buildings3 February, 2014

    Orkidstudio champion collaboration with local communities and crafts

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    Jhono Bennett's Slovo Park Project in SowetoSubscription

    Thinkpiece3 February, 2014

    Jhono Bennett made his university project a reality to help develop an informal settlement

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    Tore H Grimstad, Assad Ansar and Andreas Brunvoll's Youth Centre in SenegalSubscription

    Buildings31 January, 2014

    A youth centre built in 10 weeks in an area with no electricity