Africa: Is Timber The Key For Africa’s Sustainable Cities?

By Etta Madete — Can the future of Africa’s cities be growing on trees? When I finished architecture school, I was excited to put into practice my training in sustainable architecture. But the reality of Nairobi, Kenya, was a wake up call. The over commercialisation of the industry directly contradicted the abject poverty,┬áthe two million …

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Redesigning Urban Markets Post-Covid

BY Carl Manlan and Etta Madete — Across Africa, even in cities with relatively modern infrastructure, many shoppers prefer the informal markets. In our case, both our mothers preferred the fresh produce sold at informal markets by women from the rural areas. Thus, in cities as far apart as Nairobi and Abidjan, our mothers took …

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