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22 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Lagos: A Promised Land
Eko Atlantic, a private estate modelled on Dubai and built in Lagos, was called a "game changer" for Africa's real estate market. The multibillion-dollar project was meant to project Lagos's progress to the world, reviving its economic prospects. Even former US president Bill Clinton said so. But urban expert Olamide Udoma-Ejoh says Eko Atlantic feels more like a parasite.
24 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Beirut: Condemned To Hope
Fashion designer George Azzi and Urbanist Mona Harb love Beirut. They have lived through the city's multiple crises and survived its tragedies. Both are optimistic and willing to fight for its survival. It's worth it; hope lives in Beirut, they say.
21 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Rio de Janeiro: A Dilemma in Vidigal
Architect Pedro Henrique de Cristo moved into a Rio favela called Vidigal, determined to do work with impact. After years running a celebrated project in the neighbourhood, things went awry. In the process of working in Vidigal, Pedro learnt that even good ideas have their limits.
17 minutes | May 18, 2021
Mumbai: Built Up, Fed Up!
What do the world's second most expensive private home, a spate of serial bombings, and a seemingly innocuous statute titled “Floor Space Index Regulations” (also known as Air Rights) have in common? Anthropologist Vyjyanthi Rao, who has spent twenty years immersed in a fast-changing Mumbai’s urban politics, helps us make the connection.
20 minutes | May 4, 2021
Cape Town - "It's Complicated"
Bo Kaap, a once close-knit community in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre survived South Africa’s draconian apartheid-era laws. Now, its residents feel under threat from an influx of newcomers and commercial development. They also have to fess up to the community’s complicated history...
1 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
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