Where are the hundreds of thousands of forced migrants going? What unique migration challenges do they face as conflict in the middle east intensifies?
Can equitable energy distribution be made sustainable in the current paradigm of urban expansion?
Can urban African transportation systems expand access, improve predictability while encouraging ingenuity?
UrbanAfrica is a student-led organization in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is constituted as a space to explore research and practice-based interests, generate academic discussion, and elevate the analysis of Africa cities within DUSP and MIT more broadly. We do this through organizing public events, academic discussions on thematic and regional concerns specific to the African context, supporting research and practice-based initiatives and extending institutional linkages to African based groups. All members of the MIT community are welcome to attend and participate in UrbanAfrica events, as well as the broader community.
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