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Urbanisation

Nairobi, Kenya, the Speculation city

Western Nairobi has undergone a property boom while much of the city consists of slums. Photo©age fotostockA decade of middle-class growth has led to the most dramatic internal city migration since the lifting of the Colour Bar as Nairobi breaks boundaries and codes.

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Urbanisation: Johannesburg breaks with the past

␣ The gautrain connects johannesburg’s airport to the downtown area. Photo©AFPFaced with urban decay and lack of housing, Johannesburg plans to stitch communities closer together through mixed-use developments.

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Towards better urban planning

Photo©ReutersIn the place of slums there will be cities that are healthy, inclusive, coherent. But for this to happen international funding and local action must come together.

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