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Water and Economic Development
Feyi Fawehinmi on why Lagos developed the way it did
water  infrastructure  development  economics  politics  lagos  nigeria  city  urban  policy  geography  africa 
april 2015 by amaah
Lagos Must Prosper
Lagos is simultaneously the love of our lives and the bane of our existences. We dance at a rotating set of nightclubs, gather at art exhibit openings and literary readings, see each other at the same lavish birthdays, weddings and christenings, and go to surprisingly nice beaches not far outside of the city. We also overpay for the same generators because there is no power, overpay for the same imported food and drinks and overpay for the same apartments and houses because of that power problem. But Lagos’s energy is addictive: despite how much it can frustrate you, its hustle and creativity are stimulating. People do not beg often. You will complain here; you will also accomplish some of your finest work.
city  lagos  nigeria  urban  development  africa  culture  hustle  infrastructure 
april 2015 by amaah
The Oases of Lagos
where the creative types hang out amidst the Lagosian hustle
travel  city  Lagos  nigeria  africa  culture 
november 2013 by amaah
Lagos 1975
The city of Lagos, Nigeria, as seen through the lens of a 1975 guidebook.
history  urban  Nigeria  Lagos  observation  perception  Africa  toli  photography  culture  city 
may 2013 by amaah
UK to invest £30m in Nigerian public transport system
infrastructure is the new black...the Chinese shouldn't be the only ones to have fun in Africa... interesting that they are going for overlay networks... also watch the resistance from incumbent minibus operators, their brand of entrepreneurship is being targeted.
transportation  infrastructure  urban  city  Lagos  Nigeria  england  politics  economics  strategy  networks  systems  overlay  development  policy  design  architecture 
april 2010 by amaah
Lagos Go Slow (pdf)
On the resilience and importance of the informal sector in Lagos, Nigeria. This is where the entrepreneurial energy of the society is to be found. Wherever traffic stalls is an opportunity for a market.
urban  city  Lagos  Nigeria  culture  entrepreneur  economics  informal  development  markets  filetype:pdf  media:document 
november 2007 by amaah
Lagos: 'The New York of Nigeria'
"It's a jungle where a lot of things can happen. Things that don't happen anywhere will happen in Lagos: the unexpected." Lagos is one of the planet's fastest-growing mega-cities, with people drawn not only from rural Nigeria but also from all over West A
Nigeria  Lagos  urban  city  development  slums  hustle  organization  entrepreneur  scale  commerce  tradeoffs  population 
june 2007 by amaah

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