UNEP Map: Slum Population of Africa (via Encountering Urbanization)

I think that info-graphics like this help to bring the attention of the world (at least it’s design & planning fraternity) to what the future really looks like… see Edgar Pieterse’s book Counter Currents for a look at one African City ‘s possible future in depth.

UNEP Map: Slum Population of Africa Usually Asia and not Africa comes to mind when we hear about rapid urbanization.  UN-HABITAT however, warns that over the next 40 years Africa's urban population will triple. With this trend in mind the results of Riccardo Pravettoni's map below seem quite startling when one considers how many of Africa's urban residents already live in slums. Riccardo Pravettoni at UNEP/GRID-Arendal, a collaborating centre of the United Nations Environment Progr … Read More

via Encountering Urbanization

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