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5 future cities of Africa


1. Kenya – Konza technology city

Konza was planned as a mixed-use, high density walkable city that accommodates a diversity of programs and districts. By avoiding superblocks and auto-orientated roadways, Konza will be a livable, sustainable urban environment that encourages high-value development and discourages sprawl. Planning will take cues from successful global urban centers, yet be specific to the needs of Kenya and the region. The master plan sets the framework for a city that functions both globally and locally, today and in the future. These concepts of livability, density, and walkability have been incorporated in the Local Physical Development Plan approved by the Ministry of Lands on February 2013.

2. Ghana – appalonia

Appolonia – City of Light is a fully master planned, mixed-use and mixed-income urban development in the Greater Accra Metropolitan area.

The project,officially launched by President John Dramani Mahama in July 2012, is being developed for residential properties, retail and other commercial centres, as well as schools, healthcare and other social infrastructure.

All local and national regulatory approvals have been met and a full land title certificate has been granted. Site infrastructure, including power and other amenities, is being implemented. The project’s first residential phase – Nova Ridge – launched in 2015 and is 50% sold.

3. kenya – tatu city

Tatu City is a ground-breaking 2,500 acre (1,000 ha) live-work-play development 18 km outside central Nairobi, with potential to house more than 70,000 residents. A flagship private sector project and part of Kenya’s Vision 2030 national blueprint, Tatu City is strategically located in the urban growth trajectory of rapidly expanding Nairobi.

As of 2012, more than 25% of Kenya’s population live in urban areas. This figure continues to increase – by over 4% per annum. The service sectors account for almost half of Kenya’s total GDP, and the country is generally perceived as Eastern and Central Africa’s hub for financial, communication and transport services. In a period of unprecedented growth, property prices in Nairobi have increased more than three-fold since 2008.

4. Nigeria – Eko Atlantic

Eko Atlantic is an entire new coastal city being built on Victoria Island adjacent to Lagos, Nigeria, to solve the chronic shortage of real estate in the world’s fastest-growing megacity. It is a focal point for investors capitalising on rich development growth based on massive demand – and a gateway to emerging markets of the continent.

5. Ghana – Hope City

The purpose of the city will be to offer commercial floor space for banks and shopping malls. The vertical city will have over 50,000 workers in the field of information and communications technology who will be engaged in the design and manufacturing of software and hardware for local consumption and export. The city will have apartments to house 25,000 inhabitants. The technology park will reside on a 100,000 square metre plot of land, and will have a total gross floor area of approximately 1,200,000 square metres. It is also expected to include a university, schools, a hospital, and sporting amenities.