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Cities in Africa are growing rapidly and have a critical role to play in their countries’ economic growth. Improving conditions for people and businesses in African cities by aggressively investing in infrastructure and reforming land markets is the key to accelerating economic growth, adding jobs, and improving city competitiveness says this report.

The government of Equatorial Guinea has moved its headquarters from the coastal capital of Malabo to an unfinished city deep in the rainforest.

• The Government is to outline a series of tweaks to planning laws it says will help solve the housing shortage.• Ministers want to require councils to come with a local plan to meet housing demand

The cabinet yesterday approved an aviation development plan proposed by the Transport Ministry in a bid to upgrade Thailand to a regional aviation hub in Southeast Asia.

Building owners in Mandalay will soon face hefty fines that may exceed the value of the buildings if the structures are built without permits or if they flout regulations, warned the Mandalay City

Taronga Zoo's proposal to build a four to five storey "eco resort" on its plum harbourside site has been slammed as a thinly disguised development bid pitched at wealthy visitors to Sydney.

New Delhi’s “urban villages” are the result of government land acquisitions that began in 1912 and continued into the 1960s. Since the 1980s, growing demand for real estate within the city has engendered unprecedented residential and commercial development in these former agrarian areas. The consequences of this include structural changes in the built environment, shifts in the social make-up of the village, and new relationships with the municipal and planning authorities.

South Sudan has signed a new construction deal for its new capital city with Morocco.

The Budget is a political one with a focus on farmers, rural area, on the poor, on women, on infrastructure, on digital economy and bringing in good governance.

THE National Housing Authority (NHA) has proposed a US$600 million urban renewal scheme to build 12,500 housing units in Lusaka’s Misisi and Kuku townships by September to accommodate 50,000 reside

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