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Loeb Lecture: Edgar Pieterse

Presented by Harvard Graduate School of Design at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 08 2020
Loeb Lecture: Edgar Pieterse

Edgar Pieterse’s lecture will reference innovations in African cities that reimagine and redesign investments in sustainable infrastructures that are simultaneously low-carbon, labour-intensive and geared towards placemaking and civic empowerment.

African cities are confronted by large youthful labour markets with limited prospects of formal industrial employment, on the one hand, and rapid physical expansion without the resources to address the massive infrastructural requirements to support people and economies, on the other. These daunting challenges are compounded by the impacts of the climate crisis and other forms of acute environmental risk. This confluence calls for situated innovations to reimagine and redesign investments in

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