Tag Archives: Urban development

Reflections on the New Climate Economy Report on Urbanisation in Ethiopia

This post provides some reflections on the recently released report titled Unlocking the Power of Ethiopia’s Cities, which was jointly prepared by the Global Green Growth Institute and Ethiopia Development Research Institute and funded by the New Climate Economy initiative. … Continue reading

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Five urbanisation challenges in Addis Ababa

I was recently quizzed on what I consider to be the key urbanisation issues in Addis Ababa based on my experience living in the city over the last year. So here is a quick overview of five urbanisation challenges facing … Continue reading

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State of African Cities report – Does it reflect the reality of Addis Ababa?

On 28 of February UN-Habitat released its State of African Cities report, with a focus on “re-imagining sustainable urban transitions.” Having lived in Addis Ababa for the last nine months, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to compare the … Continue reading

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Some useful links to urban issues in Addis Ababa

This week the Guardian launched its new Guardian Cities website. According to this article, the purpose of the new website is: …as an open platform for critical discussion and debate about the issues facing the world’s metropolitan centres…Featuring regular contributions … Continue reading

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No pain, no gain? Rapid urban growth and urbanism in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, the high altitude capital of Ethiopia, is a city undergoing one of the fastest rates of urban growth in the world. The huge scale of development and change that is occurring makes it seem like the entire city is … Continue reading

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