Christian Benimana | African Design Centers | Rwanda


African cities are experiencing unprecedented rates of growth?—?adding an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people every day?—?and are in dire need of primary infrastructure capacity. The continent’s urban population will rise from 400 million today to 1.2 billion by 2050. Christian Benimana, of MASS Design, is leading the roll-out of ‘African Design Centers’?—?an initiative to revolutionize infrastructure build on the continent through an? interdisciplinary, field-based program that addresses the current dearth of professional designers, with a focus on human-centered, ecologically and socially sustainable design?. ‘Imagine,’ he says, ‘African cities as the most resilient cities on earth, created by Africans for Africans.’

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