Focus on Building Resilient Cities to Improve Lives

Developing viable, livable and resilient cities is increasingly seen as being of critical importance to giving opportunities to Africans to improve their lives.In a series on how Africans are building resilient cities, AllAfrica is examing how people are improving their lives in ways ranging from recycling waste, saving electricity and growing their own food to using containers as toilets and cutting carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. Follow the series on our Urban Issues page.

Painting finishing touches onto a model city display of Abuja

Men tasked by a court to perform community service assist with gardening duties in an urban micro-farm in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

Building roads in Abuja

Organic vegetables sorted into packets before being placed in crates.

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