Jan. 22, 2021
15 years of presence and experiences in African cities
In twenty workshops and fifteen years, Les Ateliers has forged an important network of practitioners, local authorities, and territories in Africa. Approximately 350 participants from the continent and around the world, 400 members of international jury members and even more officials and associated local experts took part in these initiatives. They roamed the cities of ten countries, drawing plans and sketches on hundreds of meters of paper, and offered innovative and collective solutions to the identified urban challenges.
To revisit these original exercises, the association has been glad to prepare with the help of that formidable network, a collection of publications called “15 years of presence and experiences in African cities”. Prepared for the Africa-France Summit, originally scheduled for June 2020 and postponed to summer 2021, they bring together "looks" on those workshops that have been done so far in Africa, and free contributions around a theme.
The 5 themes are as follows:
›Cultures and societies
› Governance and institutions
› Mobility and transport (to be published in english)
› Environment and adaptation to climate change
› Land and right to the city
The first publication « Foncier et droit à la ville » (Land and right to the city) is published on line today, in French, and under the direction of Christophe Bayle.He is urban planner, co-pilot of the Pôle Afrique of Les Ateliers and several workshops organized on the continent.
The next one about governance and institutions is being finalized and will follow shortly.