Future African Cities

Jérôme Chenal

Interview by Ibai Rigby for urbanNext

It is now that we must understand which are the models.

The answer will not necessarily be the same everywhere. And the response is a function of the effect. So we must think today about how are we going to urbanize the city of tomorrow, knowing that the very high density, that hyper-density is not necessarily a solution. But that, on the other side, the very low density is not a solution either.

We must now think about the periphery of African cities before we raise the question on the management of city centres.