Chinese Urbanism takes root in Africa

Bird's-eye view of the Chinese-built Kilamba New City in Angola. (Photo: Michiel Hulshof & Daan Roggeveen; Image via qz.com)

Bird’s-eye view of the Chinese-built Kilamba New City in Angola. (Photo: Michiel Hulshof & Daan Roggeveen; Image via qz.com)

Across the continent, Chinese companies are building highways, railways, sports stadiums, mass housing complexes, and sometimes entire cities.

But China isn’t just providing the manpower to fuel quickly urbanizing African cities. It is exporting its own version of urbanization, creating cities and economic zones that look remarkably similar to Chinese ones. — qz.com

Advertisements

One thought on “Chinese Urbanism takes root in Africa

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s