Nowadays, the metropolitan phenomenon is a reality of urban dynamics in large cities and metropolises. Metropolisation as a process of growth of urban areas into a larger functional urban unit is underway in several urban areas in Africa (Metropolis, 2019). This makes these areas not only places where economic issues are at stake (production of national growth) but also places where social and environmental issues are crucial (accessibility to urban services, housing, social cohesion, flooding). It is therefore on the scale of metropolitan areas that are “more diluted and more compact, more integral and discontinuous” (Ascher, 1995) that the urban phenomenon must be understood.
Some argue that the health crisis has exposed the weaknesses of urban systems. With a profound systemic impact at local, national and international levels, the Covid-19 pandemic has placed health, social, economic, climate and digital issues at the heart of national and local government concern. To overcome these constraints, the need for sustainable, inclusive and resilient metropolitan systems has never been felt as it is in this time of health crisis…..
The webinar will be an opportunity, first, to understand the issues of sustainability, resilience and urban intelligence, second, to elucidate how they are embodied at the metropolitan scale, and third, to focus on the challenges and obstacles that African cities and metropolises face in deploying resilience strategies and innovative digital solutions.
- United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG Africa) through its Academy ALGA
Date and location:
– Thursday 09 December 2021 from 10:00 Am to 12:30pm (Local time in Marrakech), In hybrid mode.
– Kingdom of Morocco, Marrakech, Administrative and Cultural Complex MOHAMMED VI des Habous, Bab Ighly.
English, Arabic, French and Portuguese.
Concept Note HERE
Link to Presentations HERE