How Green Is Green – Why Green Cities Without Green Villages? 

Most of the focus in the ongoing global urbanization process is devoted to Green Cities (http://globalgreencities.com) as if rural areas aren’t existing on our maps or are excluded from the UN programs for “Sustainable Development Plans”. Urbanization without policies for improving rural areas is just like curing a person by advising him/her to go using one leg, would this be possible?

Global urban-slum statistics are alarming (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slum) and even still expanding. The slum situation in Africa is catastrophic and irreversible and if it would continue with the existing speed the whole Africa would collapse on all levels and scales.

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  1. Abebe

    Thanks a lot for sharing this very interesting and timely article.

    The only solution is to reduce or to stop this alarming slum situation in Africa is to have a strong policy on birth control; to abolish these shantytown and rebuild them but vertically not laterally.

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