Nuno F. da Cruz, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at LSE Cities, gave a lecture titled “The Governance of Strategic Planning and Infrastructure” to Addis Ababa University students at the Emerging City Lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Wednesday, 16 October 2019.
The lecture explored the bearing that governance has on strategic spatial development and the rollout of key infrastructure projects. It included findings from two Addis Ababa case studies gathered through the LSE Cities Governing Infrastructure Interfaces project, which focuses on transport and sanitation infrastructure in Ethiopia’s two largest cities to investigate the relationship between development goals and the contribution made by new infrastructure.
The Emerging City Lab is hosted by the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) at Addis Ababa University. da Cruz will be sharing the project’s results with Ph.D. and Masters students from the university’s urban and regional planning, urban design, and housing and development programmes.