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Infrastructural Challenges in Smaller African Cities: Digital Technologies and Water Infrastructure for Sustainable Towns?

Project description

A closer look at challenges faced by Nampula and Bissau cities

The world has been urbanising rapidly in recent decades. Today, more than half of the world population lives in urban areas. People in developing countries are drawn to cities for access to education and employment opportunities. The focus of this EU-funded project will be on the smaller cities in sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically, the IcSAC project will examine water and digital infrastructures in Nampula, Mozambique, and Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. The findings will shed light on the infrastructural challenges, models and solutions emerging in smaller cities. It will also improve our understanding of the emerging social, political and material implications of the growing adoption of water infrastructure and digital technologies and on the modes of urbanity that are specific to smaller cities.

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5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 196 707,84