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Developing Urban Futures newspaper and conference livestream

Developing Urban Futures conference livestream | Newspaper (download PDF) | Programme (PDF)

Over 60 speakers from 30 cities in Africa, Asia, Europe, South and North America will gather in Addis Ababa on 29-30 November 2018 to debate one of the most pressing problems of the 21st century: how to develop urban futures in rapidly urbanising countries that are inclusive, productive and sustainable?

Mayors and urban leaders of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Accra (Ghana), Kampala (Uganda), Lagos (Nigeria), Leipzig (Germany), Medellín (Colombia), Paris (France) and Tirana (Albania) will debate these questions with researchers, architects, planners and designers to explore how different urban models and infrastructures are impacting on urban and rural lives. View the full programme.

The Developing Urban Futures conference newspaper documents new research on African cities carried out in the build-up to the Urban Age conference in Addis Ababa. The dynamics of growth and change of sub-Saharan African cities – their size, population, density and social and economic profiles – are presented alongside those of emerging cities in Asia and more mature urban centres of developed nations. Essays provide context and perspective on the challenges faced by developing cities. As the location for the 17th Urban Age conference, Addis Ababa, with its distinctive model of urban transformation in Africa, is explored in greater detail as a basis to frame questions around our shared urban future.

For anyone not attending, we will also have a livestream and will be tweeting using #UrbanAge. Follow , and for live tweets.

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