The majority of African cities are struggling with flooding, housing deficits and poor sewerage connectivity, all of which are caused by poor planning and rapid urbanisation.
Rising levels of vehicle traffic, industrial activity and urban sprawl are contributing to rising levels of air pollution across the global south. This is particularly the case in cities where urbanisation is progressing fastest.
The Sustainable Development Goals – a set of 17 globally agreed-upon targets for the year 2030 – are clearly listed and appear to be easy to subscribe to. However, development planning and the implementation of development projects are never straightforward.
There is an incredible array of names within Nairobi’s informal settlements, which offers a glimpse into the lived realities of the people that inhabit them.
Boda-boda drivers use their knowledge of the terrain to make trips that would otherwise be impossible during the coronavirus crisis.