AUTHOR: Dalila Ghodbane
CONTEXT: Conference on Africa and the Academy in the 21st Century, in Basel, 1-2 November 2019. An interactive, interdisciplinary event hosted by the Swiss Society for African Studies and the Centre for African Studies Basel. Paired conversation on urban studies with Dalila Ghodbane (Università della Svizzera Italiana) and Berend van der Lans (African Architecture Matters).
KEYWORDS: Africa, Urbanization, Architecture
This plenary session shall start bridging the complex perspectives of Urban planning on the African continent, regarded as the world’s fastest urbanizing region. This joint panel discussion will be a keystone platform to explore how all the pending factors of urban planning can and should positively activate the new directions of safer, smarter and efficient urban environments.