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Cabinet approves creation of 9 new cities

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the creation of nine cities, five of which will become operational on July 1, 2020. These cities include Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, and Mbarara which will be elevated from municipal status. The others are Hoima and Mbale which will become operational …

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Gov’t considering satellite cities for Wakiso

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is preparing to zone Wakiso before it is elevated to a city status in the near future, State minister in charge of local government Jenipher Kacha Namuyangu has confirmed. The proposal of Satellite Cities has been discussed over the years, however, …

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COMMENT: Hidden wealth of cities

Through smarter asset management, cities can double their investments without raising taxes COMMENT | DAG DETTER | The world is becoming increasingly urbanised, as more people are choosing to live in towns and cities than ever before. The trouble is, most urban areas are unprepared to manage the influx. Cities around …

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COMMENT: Planning better cities

Planning buzzwords like `smart cities’mean little if the theories behind them benefit only a few COMMENT| CHRISTINE AUCLAIR & MAHMOUD AL BURAI | Cities, the American-Canadian author Jane Jacobs once observed, are engines for national prosperity and economic growth. But in their current form, modern cities are also catalysts of inequality and environmental …

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City noise linked to hearing loss

Paris, France | AFP | Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories released on Friday. High-decibel urban areas — such as Guangzhou, New Delhi, Cairo and Istanbul — topped the list of cities where hearing was most degraded, …

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African cities agree on need for better planning

  Full house here at the Victoria Ballroom. 600 delegates from 45 countries deliberate on how to #UrbaniseAfrica pic.twitter.com/C9D6VvZsGZ — KCCA (@KCCAUG) May 24, 2016 Experts in urbanisation have called on African countries to invest in planning if they are to have efficient cities that work for their people. “If …

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Over 45 cities in Kampala for first regional urbanization forum

In Kampala for ECAC-DeF on Building Inclusive Growth and Livability in African Cities, follow with #UrbaniseAfrica @KCCAUG @The_IGC — Sarah Logan (@sarahalogan) May 22, 2016   Delegates arrive ahead of the E&C African Cities Dev’t Forum this Tuesday. #UrbaniseAfrica https://t.co/Vt7Zo7ByLh pic.twitter.com/S5ROApEvNh — KCCA (@KCCAUG) May 22, 2016 Over 450 participants …

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