A New Urban Portrait for Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, is beginning to embrace an urban transect-based plan as a solution for its recent population growth and rapidly evolving economy.

World Architecture News writes:

"Rwanda's leadership has adopted urban planning as a key strategy to stimulate economic growth, heal social tensions and preserve the natural environment, as it transforms from a subsistence agrarian economy to a human resource based economy."

"The plans reflect integration of the natural environment with transect / terrain based planning, and concentrated development, as well as principles for establishing urban agriculture, sustainable transportation and infrastructure systems."

Kigali's Master Plan integrates the necessary sustainable and locally-based framework for developing cities, with the necessary tools and practices for Rwandan citizens to actively work towards a stronger, brighter future.

Full Story: New plan for Kigali designed to help Rwanda realise a brighter future


Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."

NEW! Get the "Green Bible"

Understand the complexities of planning at the local level while preparing for the AICP* exam. Find out why this edition is included in the APA's recommended reading list.