Urban Planning and Green Infrastructure Under a Changing Climate in Africa

Kossivi Fabrice Dossa, Yann Emmanuel Miassi


This article uses the PRISMA systematic review method to identify the challenges and opportunities of urban planning in Africa, with a focus on climate change. The article emphasizes the importance of sustainable financing, transparent management, and effective governance. It also highlights financial difficulties, privatization, short political cycles, and institutional limitations as some of the key challenges that need to be addressed. Cultural, religious, and socio-economic influences on awareness of green infrastructure are examined, advocating for the promotion of environmental awareness and education. Climate risks threaten the sustainability of green infrastructure, necessitating resilient planning. Legal gaps hinder urban planning implementation, underscoring the need for appropriate legal frameworks. Coordination between government levels and long-term vision is essential to addressing political and administrative challenges. Overall, the article suggests sustainable, human-centered approaches and effective resource management for balanced urban development in Africa. It also emphasizes a holistic approach and ongoing collaboration for sustainability.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijrd.v11i1.21694


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