Better growth, better cities: rethinking and redirecting urbanisation in Africa

This report documents a wide range of projects, programmes and plans currently being pursued by African cities as part of a new mode of low-carbon urbanism that is simultaneously helping to realise virtuous cycles of local economic development and social inclusion, as well as climate risk reduction. The emerging evidence shows that some African cities are using the global response to climate change as an opportunity to convert their historical under-development into new economic competitiveness.