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USMID-AF’s Gulu City infrastructure project under review

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With a population of 330,000 residents, Gulu City is the largest metropolis in Northern Uganda, which further points to one among the new cities that is inclined to endure a very high rate of urbanization. This is the position of the Uganda Support to Municipal …

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Africities summit wraps up with pledge to accelerate urban renewal

Kisumu, Kenya | Xinhua | The 9th edition of Africities summit, held in Kenya’s western city of Kisumu, concluded on Saturday with delegates endorsing new action plans to hasten urban renewal in Africa. More than 4,000 participants including former heads of state and government, ministers, city mayors, industry leaders, researchers and …

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Kampala’s poor air quality attributed to urbanisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health experts have attributed Kampala City’s poor air quality to urbanization. Speaking during the joint Health Sector Review in Kampala this afternoon, Dr Daniel Okello, the Acting Director of Public Health and Environment at Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) said that Kampala’s air quality …

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Commonwealth conference: MPs pledge to tackle rapid urbanisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Commonwealth legislators have underscored the urgent need to address the increasing rural-urban migration. Presenting a paper during a workshop on combating rapid urbanization and rural decline on Saturday, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in India, Hridaya Narayan Dikshit attributed the situation …

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Urban sprawl in spotlight after historic Houston floods

Washington, United States | AFP | Rapid, poorly regulated urbanization in Houston has exacerbated the impact of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, experts say, warning that local authorities must pay attention as global climate change threatens to intensify extreme weather events. A residential and commercial construction boom the Greater Houston area, even …

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