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Group plans publication on sustainable settlements

Physical Planning Renaissance Initiative (PPRI)

The Physical Planning Renaissance Initiative (PPRI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) established to advance urban planning agenda, is to debut its magazine in the second quarter of 2019. L-R: TPLs Moses Ogunleye, Tunji Odunlami, Bunmi Ajayi, Waheed Kadiri, Toyin Ayinde, Wale Alade, Ayo Adediran and Michael Simire, at the PPRI Formal Inaugural Meeting held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the ...

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ECOWAS, AfDB sign $22.7m Abidjan-Lagos highway agreement

Jean-Claude Brou

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), on Monday, February 4, 2019 signed a $22 million agreement for the technical design to develop the Abidjan-Lagos Road. ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou The signing of the Grant Retrocession Agreement between ECOWAS and AfDB and the contracts for the feasibility, environmental, socio-economic and detailed engineering ...

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Planners urge government to domesticate New Urban Agenda

NITP president

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has called on the Federal Government to domesticate the components of the New Urban Agenda. The 23rd National President of NITP, Mr Lekwa Ezutah (second left), being congratulated after the investiture The 23rd National President of NITP, Mr Lekwa Ezutah, made the call while delivering an assurance speech at his investiture on Saturday, ...

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$93m Gambia-Senegal link bridge to boost trade, reduce travel time

Gambia-Senegal bridge

Cars, trucks and pedestrians plied the new bridge linking the Gambia and Senegal on Thursday, January 31, 2019, ushering in a new era of connectivity and integration for the two West African nations. The Gambia-Senegal bridge The bridge is said to be a safer, quicker, and alternative route to the apparently risky ferry crossing or the long detour between the ...

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New €1bn Senegal express train cuts travel time in capital

Regional Express Train

The daily one-hour commute between the densely populated Senegalese capital and the new suburb of Diamniadio will soon be cut in half when the new Regional Express Train (TER) comes into service. Senegalese President Macky Sall, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, and other dignitaries during the official ceremony for the handover of the first coaches for the Regional Express Train in ...

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Planners move to revitalise profession

Physical Planning Renaissance Initiative (PPRI)

A group of settlement development practitioners appears to have taken the bull by the horn in what looks like a spirited bid to inject a fresh lease of life in the practice of their profession. L-R: TPLs Moses Ogunleye, Tunji Odunlami, Bunmi Ajayi, Waheed Kadiri, Toyin Ayinde, Wale Alade, Ayo Adediran and Michael Simire, at the PPRI Formal Inaugural Meeting ...

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Lagos tasks V.I., Ikoyi residents on clean environment

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The Lagos State Government has urged Victoria Island and Ikoyi residents to prioritise clean environment by being observant and protective of their immediate environment. The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosimi-Etti Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, said on Friday, December 21, 2018 in Lagos that the rate at which the highbrow areas were being defaced was ...

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Research gives cities leeway to simultaneously tackle GHG emissions, air pollution

Mauricio Rodas

C40 research highlights actions that could yield an 87% reduction in GHG emissions, a 49% reduction in PM2.5 levels, 223,000 premature deaths averted and up to $583 billion in economic benefit  C40 has released research findings that identify a set of priority actions that cities can take to tackle climate change and air pollution simultaneously, placing the transport, buildings and industry sectors at ...

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C40 supports nine cities to deliver transformational projects

Pretoria - Tshwane

Nine cities will receive specialist financial advice and bespoke support from leading global experts to develop sustainable infrastructure projects from great ideas and plans into fully financed reality. The Colombian cities of Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, Montería, along with Tshwane, South Africa; Quito, Ecuador; Curitiba, Brazil; Quezon City, The Philippines; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, will receive support over the next ...

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Experts seek review of management of African cities


A team of experts has underscored the need to revisit urban management strategies of African cities. At a workshop on “Harmonised Regional Framework for Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting of the New Urban Agenda” on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the ongoing Africities 8 Summit in Marrakech, Morocco, participants also raised concern about the building the capacity of local communities and ...

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