• Country/City
  • Topics
    Urban Planning, Ecosystem services, Nature-based Solutions, Green Infrastructure
  • Published On

    May 23, 2017

  • Author(s)

    White, Roland, Turpie, Jane, Letley, Gwyneth

Africa is urbanizing late but fast. This brings many benefits but, as this report shows: thus far, urbanization in Africa, unique in a number of respects, is having deleterious and largely unchecked impacts on the natural environment; the degradation of natural assets and ecosystems within African cities carries tangible economic, fiscal and social costs; there are important opportunities to change the current environmental trajectory of African cities so that they move towards a more harmonious relationship between their natural and built environments. For this to happen, focused action is necessary.
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