African cities face two key transitions: urbanisation and climate change. How can African cities urbanise resiliently and sustainably, and ultimately – be liveable? Green spaces are one lever action at the disposal of cities, which are often overlooked and underappreciated in the competition for land when urbanising.
What are the dynamics between green spaces and urbanisation in African cities? What is the potential for green spaces to boost resilience to extreme weather, like heat waves, and cities’ sustainability, such as pollution regulation?
Join Brilé Anderson from the OECD SWAC Directorate and Dr. Jorge Patiño from Peak Urban at the University of Medellin, along with other OECD experts, on 5 July at 15:00 CEST to discuss these trends, the potential role that green spaces can play in the future of African cities, and what lessons can be learned from other parts of the globe.
The presentation will be based on the forthcoming OECD study on green spaces: Boosting resilience in African cities: Role of green spaces.