Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Researcher, Urban LandMark - Panel Reactor.
A South-South understanding of the nature and dynamics of urbanization is important. The Africa China Exchange gives us a platform to understand urban growth in different contexts. We planners need to move out of “boxes,” to go beyond best practices, and to start questioning the language and concepts we use to explain how are cities have grown. Take the “informal land economy” and bringing it to the formal economy. does it make make sense in our context?