Fostering Sustainable, Accessible African Cities Through TOD

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Rapid urbanization is creating complex, multifaceted challenges and opportunities around the world. African cities are undeniably at the forefront of this phenomenon. As Africa’s cities grow, they must implement more sustainable, inclusive urban development strategies. One critical strategy is transit- oriented development (TOD), which focuses on creating walkable, vibrant, mixed-use, dense communities with well- connected public transport options. TOD has proven successful in major metropolitan regions from Bogotá to Seoul, efficiently prioritizing land use while providing complementary sustainable mobility options that combat rising transport-related emissions. With more interest in and implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in Africa’s cities, a future of TOD-focused development can transform urban life across the continent.

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