Re-Imagining Accra’'s "Public Spaces" by victoria_okoye

Talented architects, designers and public space practitioners, green space enthusiasts , and everyday citizens dream of a greener Accra, one in which city parks, specifically, can become the norm. Like any growing, changing and developing city, Accra is evolving. The city attracts investment, enterprises and residents. It’s a somewhat space with numerous competing land uses: commercial properties and activities, office spaces, churches and mosques, housing, roads, sidewalks for some of those roads, among others. Construction is happening all around us, building outward (urban sprawl), building upward (vertically, with more and more multistory and high-rise buildings), and rebuilding on existing space. This shift is everywhere; we can look at the satellite city developments in planning and implementation, we can examine land use turnover (tending toward commercial propertie...

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