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Providing Innovative Solutions for Africa Power Generation

July 13, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy

Johannesburg, July 13, 2016  – Greater access to more abundant, reliable power is critical to unlocking Africa’s potential, according to global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Black & Veatch. Opportunities to harness the continent's…

Better in 3D: How 3D Modeling Helped Overcome Complexity in Building the Longest Cable-stayed Bridge in Africa

October 28, 2015 - in Bridges, Feature, Featured

When Morocco’s highway company, Autoroutes Du Maroc (ADM), undertook a highway bypass project in 2010 that would cross the Bouregreg River, they could…

Proposals for Droneport Project Launched to Save Lives and Build Economies

September 16, 2015 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

Lord Foster has launched proposals for the Droneport project in Africa to support cargo drone routes capable of delivering urgent and precious supplies…

EUR 50 million Lilongwe Water Investment Programme Gets European Backing

June 12, 2015 - in Financial, Water

June 12, 2015—European financial and technical support for investment to alleviate critical water shortages in Malawi’s largest city was confirmed today by the signature of finance agreements confirming a new EUR 24 million loan from the European Investment…

ONE DROP and Rotary Launch the “2020 Water Partnership” to Provide Sustainable Water and Sanitation to Communities in Need

July 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Drinking water, Water

ONE DROP is pleased to announce the launch of the "2020 Water Partnership", a joint sustainable water and sanitation program with Rotary, one of the world's largest investors in this area, to deliver unique and sustainable benefits in Africa, Latin America…

Designing Smart Cities in Africa

July 12, 2013 - in Planning, Smart Cities

Africa faces rapid urbanisation and as its population continues to grow unabated, more and more people are moving to cities every single day. The situation is no different in Gauteng, with thousands of people flocking to Johannesburg and other cities in the…

African Bus Routes Redrawn Using Cell-Phone Data

May 1, 2013 - in Analysis, Transportation

Researchers at IBM, using movement data collected from millions of cell-phone users in Ivory Coast in West Africa, have developed a new model for optimizing an urban transportation system. The IBM model prescribed changes in bus routes around the around Abidjan,…

Let’s Rethink the Planning of Africa’s Urban Areas

August 2, 2012 - in Uncategorized

Where did Africa go wrong with planning of urban areas? Africa did not go wrong. The problem started when much of Europe and America failed to plan for people and instead started concentrating on planning for how people would move from one place to another.…

Let's Rethink the Planning of Africa's Urban Areas

August 2, 2012 - in Uncategorized

Where did Africa go wrong with planning of urban areas? Africa did not go wrong. The problem started when much of Europe and America failed to plan for people and instead started concentrating on planning for how people would move from one place to another.…