Thursday 16 March, 17:30-19:30
*A translation into English is planned for this conference
Every year, cities like Kinshasa or Lagos gain a population as large as the city of Toulouse : 500,000 people. With a billion slum dwellers around the world today, how can we make sure that this exponential growth does not lead to an explosion of urban poverty and inequalities ?
Should these neighborhoods be bulldozed in order to build stronger and healthier housing ? Or should we seek pragmatic solutions, consistent with the budgetary constraints of the cities in question, which would improve living conditions for the residents of these neighborhoods and promote their physical, political and civic integration into cities ?
Conference-debate coordinated by Vincent EDIN, freelance journalist.
Agnès DEBOULET, Professor of Sociology at the University Paris 8, co-director of the LAVUE-CNRS laboratory
Bilikiss ADEBIYI-ABIOLA, Director of the company “Wecyclers”, Lagos @realwecyclers
Pierre-Arnaud BARTHEL, Project Manager in AFD’s Local Authorities and Urban Development Division