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20 · july · 2019

Dear Reader,

Welcome to Citified, the monthly newsletter by the Lagos Urban Development Initiative. We are passionate about how we as citizens can live in a Lagos we love, and to make this happen we must ensure that we have a voice when decisions are being made about our communities, our neighborhoods, and our city.

Did you know that the Lagos Urban Development Initiative is made up of three divisions? Well, now you do! And in this newsletter you will learn more about what they are and all that we are doing.

This month's newsletter will introduce you to our three divisions: the Bridge Series, our Policy Projects, and the Lagos Urban Network.

Olamide Udoma-Ejorh
Executive Director

The Bridge Series

The Bridge Series is a monthly series of talk sessions, dinners, film screenings, debates, and other events that brings together professionals and students interested in their city to come together and get engaged in conversations that enrich and promote their shared interests.

Our Policy Projects

Lagos Urban Development Initiative is currently undertaking four projects within Lagos centered around Mobility, Public Spaces, Climate Resilience, and Livability.

The Network 

We believe in connecting individuals to share relevant knowledge that can help city development. The Network is our profile of professionals and students who we strive to bring together to achieve this goal. 

Lagos Urban Network Events 

Join us for the Bridge Series Film Screening happening this Friday! We are showing The Fountainhead, a 1949 drama based on the novel of the same name written by Ayn Rand. 

You Need to Read These

African cities are mapping their informal transit systems to improve human mobility [The City Fix]

Yes, Uber and Lyft make traffic worse. They encourage Ride-Hailing, not Ride-Sharing [Fast Company]

A movie about Cape Town's water crisis uncovers a racial dimension that harks back to the days of apartheid [Africa Is A Country]

All those city livability rankings are kind of sketchy [CityLab]

Nigeria has a flooding problem [Independent]

Best way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees [Associated Press]

Africa seems to be addicted to mega-cities [The Republic]

Tactical Urbanism is what cities need to be doing, for their sake [PPS]

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