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Transforming cities that are not walkable

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About the lab

Walking in urban Africa is commonly portrayed in a negative light focusing on the dangers of pollution and traffic.

The Lab is a platform that brings forward evidence about walking conditions experiences and practices in un-walkable cities. 

Through innovative methods and cross-disciplinary teams we seek to expand how pedestrians in African cities experience, practice and intervine. 

Relevance: for SDGs, for health and wellbeing, for sustainable urban development


To establish an interdisciplinary, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive platform for the co-production of innovative knowledge, methods, and partnerships in and about walking cities that are not walkable


To document, challenge and expand current understandings in research and practice about walking in African cities from a  nuanced and localised examination of the nature, challenges, and opportunities of everyday walking environments and practices for a more equitable and sustainable urban development. 


Contact us

Social Solution Initiative (SSI)
Techno Alliance Complex B907
2-8 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, 565-087,1 Japan
The Bartlett
Development Planning Unit (DPU)
34 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9EZ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (20) 7679 1111
Fax: +44 (20) 7679 1112



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