African Water Cities
Offers a vivid insight into two of the most significant trends of our time: urbanization and changing climates, amplified in the rapidly evolving African context
> Launch Nieuwe Instituut 22 June
> How do waterfront urban and rural communities in Africa deal with the impacts of climate change and what can we learn from them?
> Includes a fact-sheet ranking of The Top 20 African Water Cities based on human and environmental impacts
> Features topic specific essays by leading experts
African Water Cities is a vivid collection of essays, research, photographs and visions of African cities and communities by waterfronts evolving through two of the most significant trends of our time: rapid urbanization and a changing climate.
Coastal and waterfront cities in particular experience loss and damage due to significant increases in sea level, rainfall and flooding. At the same time, the opportunities for growth in African cities are increasing. The intersections of water and cities are therefore critical for the future of urban and rural developments in Africa – inhabited by people who are redefining our understanding of cities through innovative adaptations of spaces, materials and infrastructure - and invariably, existential factors of humanity and the environment.
ISBN 978-94-6208-776-7 | 1. edition | June 2023 | available | Kunle Adeyemi (author) Suzanne Lettieri, Berend Strijland (eds.) | design: Studio Sander Boon | photography: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Iwan Baan & others | English | paperback | 20 x 26 cm | 272 pages | illustrated (233 color and b/w) | in conjunction with: | with support from: Graham Foundation, Creative Industries Fund NL, NL, Water Cities
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