Pasha 42: Cities in Africa need to be made safer

Across Africa people are moving to cities. But the way in which urban spaces are being expanded leaves a lot to be desired. For example, buildings are unsafe. They are hastily constructed to meet the influx of people. Collapsed buildings are a regular occurrence.

In today’s episode, Festival Godwin Boateng, a PhD candidate at the School of Global Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Australia, discusses how policy and proper guidelines are needed to ensure buildings are constructed safely.


Read more: Knowing what leads to building collapses can help make African cities safer


Photo: By EPA: Nigerian rescue workers searching through rubble from the collapsed guesthouse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria EPA

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann, found on FreeMusicArchive.org licensed under CC0 1.