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.
September 14, 2011, 5am PDT | Kayla Gordon
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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.

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Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 in World Architecture News
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