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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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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 — 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 — KCCA (@KCCAUG) May 22, 2016 Over 450 participants …

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Planning in the dark

By Ronald Musoke Why does Uganda government fear to count its people? The National Planning Authority offices on Plot 15B, Clement Hill Road, in Kampala is a bee-hive of activity. The elderly executive director of the authority, Dr Wilberforce Kisamba-Mugerwa, darts in and out of a meeting on the ground …

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