Shruti Maliwar, KRVIA Alumna and team member of NLÉ / Water Cities announces the the book launch of ‘African Water Cities’
African Water Cities is a vivid collection of essays, research, photographs and visions of African cities and communities by waterfronts evolving through two of the most significant trends of our time: rapid urbanization and a changing climate.
Coastal and waterfront cities in particular experience loss and damage due to significant increases in sea level, rainfall and flooding. At the same time, the opportunities for growth in African cities are increasing. The intersections of water and cities are therefore critical for the future of urban and rural developments in Africa – inhabited by people who are redefining our understanding of cities through innovative adaptations of spaces, materials and infrastructure – and invariably, existential factors of humanity and the environment.
Author: Kunlé Adeyemi
Foreword: Ahunna Eziakonwa
Editors: Suzanne Lettieri, Berend Strijland
Contributors: Iwan Baan, Irit Ittner, John F. May, Steven Mithen, Hellen Njoki Wanjohi-Opil, Prof. Christopher Changwe Nshimbi, Dr. Joy Antonia Kategekwa, Taibat Lawanson, Denis W. Aheto & Peter Kristensen, Cristina D’Alessandro, Dr. Vincent N. Ojeh, Ngozi Finette Unuigbe & Violet Omon Aigbokhaevbo
NLÉ / Water Cities Team: Shruti Maliwar, Dhara Mittal, Erik Tsurumaki, Daria Borovyk, Victoria Oshinusi, Zakariyya Zango
Copy editing: Leo Reijnen
Design: Studio Sander Boon
Publisher: Marcel Witvoet, nai010 publishers