Urbanization in Africa

The Africa Program deep dives into the future of African cities

Africa’s future is urban. The continent’s 1.3 billion people is set to double by 2050, and more than 80 percent of that increase will happen in cities. Through public and private events, written analysis, our Into Africa podcast, and the Talking Urban Futures series, the Africa Program explores shifts in smart infrastructure, municipal governance, popular protests, charter city economies, digitization and public services, and other critical trends.