This category refers to a large scale transformation of a declining urban area, township, community, etc., to a vibrant economic, commercial and residential hub, through the construction/renovation/expansion of infrastructural facilities, establishment of new / resuscitation of dwindling industries and other sources of employment, expansion of residential facilities, etc.

 
"> This category refers to a large scale transformation of a declining urban area, township, community, etc., to a vibrant economic, commercial and residential hub, through the construction/renovation/expansion of infrastructural facilities, establishment of new / resuscitation of dwindling industries and other sources of employment, expansion of residential facilities, etc.

 
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Best Urban Re- generation – Big Projects 2016

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Broadway Malyan Angola

The government of Angola will start a special programme for the conversion and urban renewal of the neighbourhoods of Sambizanga and Operário in the centre of Luanda, which will require the relocation of 25,000 families, the governor of Luanda Province announced Tuesday.

After a meeting of the economic committee of the Council of Ministers, Governor Graciano Domingos said that the project intended to create better living conditions through urban renewal, giving a new image to the area by installing social and economic facilities.

The project, he added, would involve resettlement of 22,000 families from the Sambizanga area and another 3,000 from the Operário area, renewing places where “people live in precarious conditions,” and relocating them “especially out of town.”Domingos said that the relocated families “will be given social houses that can then be finished to their own liking.” The province of Luanda has a population of 6.5 million people, according to data from the population census held in May 2014 in Angola.

Luanda Institute of Planning an Urban Management website (in Portuguese) Broadway Malyan news release London-based global architecture and urbanism practice Broadway Malyan has been selected to deliver an urban growth plan for Angola’s capital, Luanda.The company, which has operations in Asia, Europe and North America, won an international city-planning competition to accommodate, by 2030, a population of 13 million people in Luanda, which now has an estimated six million people. Malyan said in a statement that it would work closely with the Luanda Institute of Planning and Urban Management and a team of consultants.

Zambia

Zambia’s state pension fund will finance a $98m (€72m) urban regeneration project in the nation's capital that will include a 148-room hotel operated by Hilton. "It is scheduled to be completed by mid-2015," said David Chewe, investments director at Zambia's National Pension Scheme Fund Authority.
 

"This is part of the renewal of the central business district, and it is hoped that other developers and property owners would respond positively."The development in downtown Lusaka will include a shopping mall and office block alongside the Hilton Garden Inn, which will be managed by the hotel operator, said Chewe. Hilton, the world's biggest hotel chain, is joining other operators, including Radisson Hotels International Inc and InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, in establishing a presence in Zambia, Africa's second-biggest copper producer. Marriott International Inc, the second-largest publicly traded hotel chain, paid $200m in April for South Africa's Protea Hospitality Corp, which has seven hotels in Zambia. Africa is seeing the world's fastest pace of hotel development as investors and operators tap an expanding middle class to compensate for slowing growth in European and US markets.
 

Hilton is taking advantage of economic growth that the Zambian Finance Ministry forecasts will be about 6.5pc this year, before averaging 8pc from 2015. Tourism in Zambia is also set to grow, Hilton said in a statement last week. Tourist arrivals grew by 6.5pc to 914,576 last year, according to the Finance Ministry's 2013 Annual Economic Report. Hilton has 17 hotels in Africa, according to the website of the McLean, Virginia-based company. Its first Lusaka hotel will take on the Hilton Garden Inn brand.
 

Uganda

In Uganda, the Made in Africa Foundation has launched the largest planned urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Africa; 3,500 residential units, a church, school, offices, hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and leisure facilities over 160 acres. 

Made in Africa Foundation has begun working with the African Development Bank (AfDB) on their program for infrastructure development in Africa initiative (PIDA). The PIDA initiative

aims to further the socioeconomic development of Africans, by greatly improving the continent’s nascent power, transportation, water and ICT infrastructure. The program consists of over 50 projects that it aims to implement between 2012 and 2040, for which Made in Africa Foundation will assist in raising foreign investment and greater public awareness.

WSP provides a range of specialist services to the Urban regeneration sector, ranging from planning, regional development and infrastructure and transport solutions to development of urban environment and urban renewal programs. We also address issues concerning improved living conditions in urban areas, focusing on integration and accessibility.

Ghana

In Ghana, President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would soon launch its Urban Renewal Project to improve on the lives of the people including those living in ‘Zongo Communities’.

Under the project, he said government would provide access to more roads, good sanitation projects and proper planning in terms of housing and provision of basic amenities. Mahama made this known during a meeting with Mr S.P. Kuppuswamy, Advisor, Group Finance and Special Projects of Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Limited in India, in New Delhi.

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