On the need to reform Africa’s urban laws

4th Oct 2017

Reforming Urban Laws in Africa - A Practical Guide by Stephen Berrisford and Patrick McAuslan

"The extraordinary projected rate and scale of urban growth in Africa between now and 2030 underscores the need to urgently develop urban laws and regulations that will create and shape cities that work more efficiently and treat people more fairly. New urban infrastructure has to be provided, new areas for urban growth developed, and new systems of governing and managing cities put in place. All this has to be done in accordance with laws that provide clarity, give everyone a fair hearing, prepare cities for a climate-change-resilient future and create efficient systems of decision-making and administration. And it has to be done quickly."

Full report is available here.

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