How to Transform African Cities into Sustainable, Smart Cities - Africa's Story by Onyema Udeze
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If we zoom out a bit to fixate the 'camera' on the dreams and aspirations of a typical African youth, a common thing 'we' seem to all share is the desire to seek greener pastures in other parts of the world. But what is it about other parts of the world that lures African youths?

While global attention has been on the drastic urbanisation in Africa, relatively lesser attention is being paid to the colossal emigration rate.

The big question is this "If Africa loses its top Human Capital to more attractive, sustainable, smart cities, what hope does Africa have of ever becoming sustainably developed?"

In this edition of Africa's Story Podcast Series by Blaze Inc., I explored the nine dimensions that make for an attractive, sustainable, smart city, according to IESE Cities in Motion Index 2020.

Then I went ahead to break down how we can make African Cities Attractive, Sustainable, and Smart. This is based on insights from another report: "How to Make a City Great" by McKinsey & Company.

  • This requires Smart Growth.
  • It requires Good Management of limited resources.
  • It requires Sound Leadership.

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