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Breaking the Bias on Public Transport

How gender-sensitive data collection can make public transit safer for women.

October 20, 2022 - Louise Ribet

Nigeria

Urban Development in African Cities

Rising populations and political challenges complicate the future development of Africa's major metropolitan centers.

November 30, 2021 - The Washington Post

Nigeria

Land Grabs and Inequity in the New African Mega Cities

Callus city builders in Africa must account for the poor as well as the rich argues Mathias Agbo Jr. in a piece for Common Edge.

June 2, 2017 - Common Edge

Lost Our Home

Surveying the World's Laws for Begging

Beggars can be found in cities around the world, but the laws and philosophies that cities use to deal with these people are different.

December 7, 2016 - The Guardian

Brooklyn Bridge Beach

Urban River Revitalization Across the Globe

Urban Times offers a list of 13 urban river renewal projects spanning from Medellin to Manila.

June 14, 2014 - Urban Times

Learning from Lagos: How Cities Can Help Save Countries

Improvements in governance and quality of life in Lagos stand in sharp contrast to the political squabbling and mismanagement that plague the rest of Nigeria. Seth D. Kaplan argues that Lagos can provide a model for other fragile states.

January 12, 2014 - The New York Times

Mini-City to Transform Victoria Island, But What About the Rest of Lagos?

With sleek high-rises, a waterfront promenade, and yacht-filled marina, Eko Atlantic could help Lagos attract the world's elite. But when it isn't busy demolishing their homes, what is the government doing to improve poor residents' quality of life?

August 22, 2013 - The New Yorker

How a Growing Megalopolis Will Redefine Africa's Economic and Political Boundaries

Within a few decades, explosive population growth in West Africa will create an urbanized area similar in size to America's eastern seaboard between Boston and D.C., "only far more populous." At one pole is Lagos, a "powerful new city-state."

July 2, 2013 - The Atlantic

Buying Water by the Baggie in Lagos

In a city where urban water infrastructure ranges from "insufficient" to "nonexistent," Lagos entrepreneurs have developed a bustling trade in "sachet water." Is it time to focus more attention on regulating the sachet industry?

August 10, 2012 - Sustainable Cities Collective

Facing Crises in Urban Life, Nigeria Keeps On Growing

Unlike Asia and South America, sub-Saharan Africa did not see birthrates fall in the second half of the 20th century. As a result, urban life in Nigeria heralds the challenges facing an increasingly populous planet, Elisabeth Rosenthal reports.

April 18, 2012 - The New York Times

The Sophistication of African Town Planning

Prof. Suzanne Preston Blier of Harvard unearths the ancient plans of Yoruban towns, which were laid out as early as 350 BCE.

September 27, 2011 - ASLA's The Dirt blog

New World Population Peak Forecasted: 10.1 Billion

The U.N.'s population division has increased their world population projection, previously set to peak at mid-century at 9 billion. Now they say it will continue growing to reach 10.1 billion by 2100, with Africa tripling its numbers.

May 5, 2011 - The New York Times - World

Lagos to Expand Bus Rapid Transit System

Lagos, Nigeria's bus rapid transit (BRT) system, established in 2008, will expand its services more than 13 miles from Oshodi to Ikorodu, announced Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA).

March 24, 2011 - TheCityFix.com

Nigerian Urban Renewal Project May Leave 200,000 Homeless

A waterfront redevelopment project in Port Harcourt is drawing fire from human rights advocates.

November 5, 2010 - The Guardian

Challenges for the Emerging Mega-City of Lagos

This analysis from Nigeria's Daily Independent looks at the challenges facing Lagos, the country's biggest city, as it grows into a global mega-city.

February 24, 2010 - Daily Independent

Lagos BRT Seen As Success

Officials in Lagos, Nigeria, are praising the recently installed Bus Rapid Transit system as making distinct improvements in mobility for the crowded and growing African city.

April 7, 2009 - This Day

BRT 'Lite' To Open in Nigeria

After delays, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority in Nigeria announces the inauguration next month of its first Bus Rapid Transit corridor.

February 29, 2008 - Nigerian Tribute, Dayo Ayeyemi

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